Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Eye-ringed Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus orbitatus)


Taxonomy

French: Todirostre à lunettes German: Augenring-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí de anteojos
Taxonomy:

E[uscarthmus]. orbitatus

Wied

, 1831,

Rio Doce, Espírito Santo, Brazil

.

See H. zosterops. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Brazil from E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to NE Rio Grande do Sul.

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm; 9–10·5 g. Has crown and upperparts plain dark olive, prominent white supraloral spot and wide white eyering; wings olive, prominent white border on outer webs... read more

Voice

Rapid squeaky trill, “tr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r”, or “tirrit, tirririt”.

Habitat

Humid forest and second growth, from near sea-level to 600 m, infrequently to 1000 m.

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages alone or in pairs in lower and middle growth of forest, most often in interior away from forest edge. Perches vertically... read more

Breeding

Few data. No published description of nest, but reported as usually building hanging purse with side entrance, typical of genus, also (one... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Locally uncommon to fairly common. Common at lower elevations in Serra dos Órgãos (Rio de Janeiro) and common... read more

Recommended citation

Clock, B. (2019). Eye-ringed Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus orbitatus). 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/57273 on 25 June 2019).