Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Dinelli's Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx dinelliana)


French: Doradite de Dinelli German: Dinellisumpftyrann Spanish: Doradito tucumano

Pseudocolopteryx dinellianus


, 1905,

Tucumán, Argentina




Very locally in NC Argentina (Santiago del Estero, NE Córdoba, Santa Fe; no recent records from Tucumán); non-breeding visitor to N Argentina and Paraguay and possibly extreme SW Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul) and Bolivia.

Descriptive notes

11 cm. Plumage is yellowish-olive above, head with rufescent tinge on crown, lores and cheeks; wings more grey, wing-coverts and remiges narrowly edged with buff, modified... read more


Soft but twangy “redek-redek-redidek”, or “zeik-zeik”.


Reedbeds, grassy marsh vegetation, and adjacent shrubs; to 500 m.

Food and feeding

Little known. Forages deep inside marsh vegetation, perch-gleaning insects and spiders.


Sept–Apr. Presumably has aerial display (suggested by presence of modified primaries), but not yet documented. Nest a deep cup... read more


Migratory; moves to extreme S Bolivia and W Paraguay during austral winter (Apr–Aug).

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Not well known; apparently rare to locally common. More or less common in its major stronghold in Bañados del... read more

Recommended citation

Bostwick, K. (2019). Dinelli's Doradito (Pseudocolopteryx dinelliana). 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 13 December 2019).