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Gray-headed Tody-Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Yellow-lored Tody-Flycatcher

Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Guaratuba, Parana, Brazil, 27 August 2022
Todirostrum poliocephalum


Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2016

8·8–10·2 cm (3½-4 in)

  • Black forehead
  • Grey hindcrown
  • Large yellow supraloral spot
  • Olive upperparts
  • Black wings
  • Olive-yellow tail

Similar Species

Common Tody-Flycatcher


Photo by Luiz
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 2007

South America: found in the lowlands of south-eastern Brazil (southern Minas Gerais to eastern Santa Catarina).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Shrubby vegetation at forest borders, clearings and in gardens and parks.



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

Recommended Citation

External Links

  1. Thread discussing separatiion of Yellow-lored from Common Tody-flycatcher

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