Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Least Concern

Yungas Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus spodiops)


French: Todirostre de Bolivie German: Yungastodityrann Spanish: Titirijí boliviano

Euscarthmus spodiops


, 1901,

Yungas of La Paz, western Bolivia


Closely related to H. cohnhafti. Also close to H. minor; they share unusual nostril and bill shapes#R, and have sometimes been separated in Snethlagea. In past, sometimes placed in Idioptilon. Monotypic.


E slope of Andes in extreme SE Peru (S Puno) and W & C Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 6·9–7·5 g. Bill quite broad-based, with unusually large, rounded nostrils. Crown and upperparts are dark olive-green, crown with elongated feathers forming short... read more


Long, very fast, harsh trill dropping slightly in pitch throughout, usually given in bouts of 2... read more


Humid lower montane forest, bamboo, shrubby forest borders, tall second growth along roads and... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages alone, low in dense vegetation, usually only 1–3 m above ground; makes short upward strikes to glean prey from... read more


No documented information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Lower Yungas EBA. Uncommon to locally common. At least 5 individuals/km of road recorded... read more

Recommended citation

Clock, B. (2020). Yungas Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus spodiops). 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 25 January 2020).