Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Golden-winged Tody-flycatcher (Poecilotriccus calopterus)


French: Todirostre à ailes d’or German: Goldflügel-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí alidorado

Todirostrum calopterum

P. L. Sclater

, 1857,

Río Napo, Ecuador


Often considered conspecific with P. pulchellus. Monotypic.


S Colombia (SE Nariño, W Putumayo), E Ecuador and NE Peru (Loreto).

Descriptive notes

8·9–9·7 cm; 5·9–8·7 g. Has black head, olive upperparts, black wings, distinctive pattern of chestnut shoulder patch bordered by wide golden-yellow wingband, and... read more


Mechanical, gravelly, rapid and descending “tsk-t-t-t-t-t-t”, “dre’d’d’d’deu” or “p-drrrew”,... read more


Undergrowth of humid lowland forest and foothill forest and edge, and overgrown dense bushy second... read more

Food and feeding

Insects recorded. Usually forages in pairs, and not joining mixed flocks; uses short forward and upward sallies to catch insects in dense... read more


No information.


Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Amazon-Napo Lowlands EBA. Rare to locally fairly common. Fairly common at Jatun Sacha Biological Station,... read more

Recommended citation

Walther, B. (2019). Golden-winged Tody-flycatcher (Poecilotriccus calopterus). 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 7 December 2019).