French: Todirostre tacheté German: Fleckenbrust-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí moteado
Cayenne, French Guiana.
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. amacurense
Eisenmann & Phelps, Jr, 1971 – NE Venezuela, Trinidad and N Guyana.
T. m. maculatum
(Desmarest, 1806) – Suriname, French Guiana and NE Brazil (from R Xingu E to Amapá, E Pará and N Maranhão).
T. m. signatum
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1881 – SE Colombia (Caquetá, Amazonas), W Brazil (W Amazonas, W Rondônia), E Ecuador, E Peru and NW Bolivia.
T. m. annectens
J. T. Zimmer, 1940 – N Brazil (R Branco and NE Amazonas S to mouth of R Negro).
T. m. diversum
J. T. Zimmer, 1940 – C Brazil from R Negro E to R Jamundá and, S of Amazon, from E Amazonas (Tefé and upper R Madeira) E to right bank of R Tapajós.
8·9–10·2 cm; 6·4–8·3 g. Nominate race has grey head with some black and white crown streaks, small white supraloral spot; olive... read more
Clear, sharp and loud “tee” or “peek”, repeated up to 12 times at 2 per... read more
Usually associated with wet areas, e.g. dense shrubby thickets and second growth along edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded foods include arachnoids, flies (Diptera), termites (Isoptera), butterflies (Lepidoptera). Usually in pairs, independent of mixed... read more
Eggs recorded in all months; juveniles with adults in Aug in Colombia. Nest built by both sexes, taking c. 2 weeks, an untidy elongated... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Occurs in many national parks and other protected areas throughout its fairly large range. Able to thrive in secondary and... read more
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