Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Maracaibo Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum viridanum)


Taxonomy

French: Todirostre du Maracaïbo German: Kurzschwanz-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí de Maracaibo
Taxonomy:

Todirostrum viridanum

Hellmayr

, 1927,

Río Aurare, 12 miles [c. 19 km] south of Altagracia, Zulia, Venezuela

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Coastal Zulia and Falcón, including the Paraguaná Peninsula, in NW Venezuela.

Descriptive notes

9–10·2 cm. Has black lores, ocular region and forecrown, semi-concealed yellowish-white coronal mark, grey hind­crown; distinctive yellowish-white marks on... read more

Voice

Song a series of c. 6 sharp “seek” notes.

Habitat

Semi-arid and arid scrub, thickets and woodland (usually with Acacia, Cercidium... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages usually in pairs, sometimes alone, in dense scrubby vegetation close to ground, sometimes also a little higher in... read more

Breeding

Breeding reported mainly in May–Jun and Jan–Mar. Nests have been found in Jun and Nov. Eggs Jun. Nest apparently built by both... read more

Movements

Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Caribbean Colombia and Venezuela EBA. Fairly common. Although there are still large expanses of... read more

Recommended citation

Walther, B. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Maracaibo Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum viridanum). 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/57302 on 8 December 2019).