Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Vulnerable

Buff-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae)


Taxonomy

French: Todirostre de Miranda German: Ockerbauch-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí de Miranda
Taxonomy:

Todirostrum mirandae

E. Snethlage

, 1925,

São Paulo, Serra da Ibiapaba, north Ceará, Brazil

.

See H. zosterops. Formerly considered conspecific with H. kaempferi (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Locally in NE Brazil on isolated ridges of N Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Alagoas.

Descriptive notes

10 cm. Crown and upperparts are darkish olive, wings and tail dusky olive, broad creamy edge of innermost secondaries; lores, ocular area, cheek, throat and breast uniform... read more

Voice

Slow, slightly ascending (or, sometimes, descending) set of 6–7 notes, “kt-kit-kit-kiit-kiit-... read more

Habitat

Semi-humid highland forest and shrubby second-growth forest; found exclusively along slopes of... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Most often solitary. Forages in understorey and mid-levels of forest, especially in thick vine tangles, usually at 2–5 m;... read more

Breeding

No published information. Nest reported as pendent.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Slope of Alagoas and Pernambuco EBA. Uncommon and very local. Global population of a few thousand individuals;... read more

Recommended citation

Clock, B. (2019). Buff-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57281 on 23 March 2019).