Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Buff-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae)


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

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.


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


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


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


No published information. Nest reported as pendent.



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 on 10 December 2019).