Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Stripe-necked Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus striaticollis)


French: Todirostre à cou rayé German: Streifenkehl-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí gorjiestriado

Todirostrum striaticolle


, 1853,

Bahia, Brazil


See H. zosterops. Formerly considered conspecific with H. iohannis, but the two occur sympatrically at several localities in Peru and Bolivia. Validity of race griseiceps doubtful. Birds from N Peru and C Brazil (Mato Grosso), supposedly with darker crown and more olive wash on breast side, described as race obscuriceps; but coloration falls within scope of individual variation of nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. s. striaticollis (Lafresnaye, 1853) – EC Colombia (Meta, Guaviare); N Peru (San Martín); and from S Peru (Cuzco, Madre de Dios) and N Bolivia (Beni) to C & E Brazil (upper R Madeira E to Maranhão, and S to Mato Grosso, Goiás and Minas Gerais; E Bahia).
  • H. s. griseiceps (Todd, 1925) – E Amazonian Brazil in W Pará (lower R Tapajós).
  • Descriptive notes

    11 cm; 7·8–11 g. Nominate race has greyish-brown crown contrasting with olive upperparts; large white supraloral spot and white eyering; wings plain olive, indistinct... read more


    Fast “pit-pit-pit-pit, whi-didit” or “bewet-bewit béé-bibit”, sometimes without introductory “pit”... read more


    Mainly found in humid to semi-humid secondary woodland and riparian growth, low thickets, and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Insects. Forages alone or in pairs in dense middle and upper growth of low-stature forest, shrubby edges, vine tangles, and bamboo; makes... read more


    A nest in Mato Grosso, Brazil, was in an advanced stage of construction in Nov; it was suspended from the horizontal branch of an... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone, in Peru, Beni Biosphere Reserve and Noel... read more

    Recommended citation

    Clock, B. (2019). Stripe-necked Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus striaticollis). 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).