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Alternative name: Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant

Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Pereque, Brazil, October 2013
Hemitriccus furcatus


Main features are its long, forked and white-tipped tail, its bright brown head and throat with buff round the eyes. Above is bright olive while the wings have chestnut edging. The breast is grey while the belly is almost white.


It is known from only a handful of sites in south-east Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, southern Minas Gerais and north-eastern São Paulo)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid lowland and foothill Atlantic forest edge often near bamboo.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7
  3. BF Member observations

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