Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Hangnest Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus nidipendulus)


French: Todirostre de Wied German: Grünrücken-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí de Wied

E[uscarthmus]. nidipendulus


, 1831,

Rio Mucuri, Bahia, Brazil


See H. zosterops. Type species of Euscarthmornis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. n. nidipendulus (Wied, 1831) – Sergipe (Itabaiana Reserve) and NE Bahia, in E Brazil.
  • H. n. paulistus (Hellmayr, 1914) – CE & SE Brazil (S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and NE Paraná).
  • Descriptive notes

    9·5–10 cm; 7·2–8 g. Crown, face and upperparts are bright olive-green, lores somewhat more yellowish; wings and tail olive, distinct yellow edging on wing-coverts... read more


    Fast “weet-weet-weet” or “tic, prrew-prrew-prrew” and clear high “tiréé-téélili téélili téélili”, a... read more


    Restinga; humid evergreen forest, especially dense woodland, secondary forest, and ... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects. Forages alone, occasionally in pairs, in lower growth of forest, usually inside thickets and tangles; makes short upward strikes... read more


    Nest with eggs in early Oct. Nest domed, pyriform, with side entrance, constructed from dry stems, rootlets, leaves of Spartina... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon to common. Common in Patrimônio Natural do Caraça Special Reserve and in Mata dos Godoy State Park (Paraná). Also occurs in Itabaiana... read more

    Recommended citation

    Clock, B. (2020). Hangnest Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus nidipendulus). 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 26 January 2020).