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Photo by Rafael Fortes
Taubaté-SP, Brazil, May 2010
Hemitriccus nidipendulus


9·5–10 cm (3¾-4 in)

  • Olive-green crown, face and upperparts
  • Yellowish-green lores
  • Olive wings and tail
  • Yellow edges to wing-coverts


Photo by Lcverissimo
Intervales Park, São Paulo State, Brazil, August 2014

South America: endemic to Brazil



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • H. n. nidipendulus:
  • H. n. paulistus:
  • South-eastern Brazil (Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais to São Paulo)


Dense woodland, humid evergreen forest and secondary forests.



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects. They sometimes feed in pairs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2017)

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