Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Buff-cheeked Tody-flycatcher (Poecilotriccus senex)


French: Todirostre à joues rousses German: Ockerwangen-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí carirrosa

Euscarthmus senex


, 1868,

Borba, Rio Madeira, Amazonas, Brazil




NC Brazil in R Madeira drainage (Borba region and R Roosevelt and R Madeirinha#R, in Amazonas; Taquaras, in Rondônia#R).

Descriptive notes

9 cm. Male has slate-grey forehead and forecrown with black spots, dark olive hindcrown with feathers slightly elongated into a rather weak crest; light pinkish-cinnamon... read more


Song is a deep, churred trill "djrrrt", usually preceeded by a few "... read more


Humid forest. Most common in thick, low-stature forest growing at edge of black-water rivers; also... read more

Food and feeding

Forages mostly in upper third of vegetation, regardless of vegetation height. No other information.


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Until recently known only from type specimen, collected in 1830 at Borba, on E bank of lower R Madeira. Rediscovered at this site in Oct 1993, and... read more

Recommended citation

Walther, B. & Boesman, P. (2019). Buff-cheeked Tody-flycatcher (Poecilotriccus senex). 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 9 December 2019).