Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus)


French: Attila cannelle German: Zimtattilatyrann Spanish: Atila canelo

[Muscicapa] cinnamomea

J. F. Gmelin

, 1789,



Has been considered conspecific with A. torridus. Monotypic.


Entire Amazon–Orinoco Basin, including E Colombia, W, S & E Venezuela (N to SE Sucre), the Guianas, E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil.

Descriptive notes

19·5–20·3 cm; 28–45 g. Reddish-brown eyes, black bill, grey legs. Plumage is deep rufous above, no obvious contrast on rump; blackish primaries and... read more


Call a loud ringing hawk-like whistle, “pü-puéééeeeear”,... read more


Usually in wet places and near water, e.g. várzea, igapó and other... read more

Food and feeding

Diet consists of larger arthropods, e.g. orthopterans, hemipterans (including homopterans), and also small amphibians; also takes fruit (e.... read more


Eggs in Apr–May; nest-building also observed in Sept. Nest built by only one member of pair (Surinam), an open, shallow cup made of... read more


Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Common in Jaú National Park, in Brazil. Occurs in many other national parks and other protected areas throughout... read more

Recommended citation

Walther, B. (2019). Cinnamon Attila (Attila cinnamomeus). 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 12 December 2019).