Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Acre Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cohnhafti)


French: Todirostre de Cohn-Haft German: Acretodityrann Spanish: Titirijí de Acre

Hemitriccus cohnhafti

K. J. Zimmer et al.

, 2013,

Estrada da Pedreira (10°56’34.5” S, 69°28’04.5” W), about 10 km east of Assis Brasil, Acre, Brazil


Newly described species#R, closest morphologically and genetically to H. spodiops, but differing in its shorter crown feathers (morphometric character; 1); brownish tinge confined to loral and supraloral region vs all face (1); concolorous olive head and back vs vague brown/green contrast between these two (1); two distinct bronzy wingbars and panel in folded wing formed by pale edges to secondaries (2); and five vocalizations all apparently distinctive, including a loudsong that is much shorter (2), lower-pitched (3), slower-paced (ns[2]) and with fewer notes (ns[2]). Monotypic.

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SW Amazonian Brazil (Acre), Peru (Madre de Dios)#R and probably adjacent Bolivia (Pando).

Descriptive notes

c. 11 cm; 9 g (one male). Small tyrant-flycatcher with greenish-olive head and nape, the crown streaked darker, tawny wash to face, especially over the ear-coverts, lores and... read more


Song a trill, usually without introductory notes, uttered at regular but typically widely spaced... read more


Inhabits second-growth forest on well‐drained, nutrient‐poor soils in upland areas, dominated in... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods, but no further details of diet. Forages primarily in the understorey, mostly at 1–4 m above ground, gleaning prey from the... read more


No information; individuals (of both sexes) collected in Feb and Jun (in Acre, Brazil) were not in breeding condition.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Known from scarcely a handful of localities. Population unknown but believed to be decreasing, as its entire... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Acre Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cohnhafti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 8 December 2019).