Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Near Threatened

Eye-ringed Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus orbitatus)


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

E[uscarthmus]. orbitatus


, 1831,

Rio Doce, Espírito Santo, Brazil


See H. zosterops. Monotypic.


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... read more


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


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


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



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 on 8 December 2019).