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Johannes's Tody-Tyrant - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Johannes's Pygmy-Tyrant

Hemitriccus iohannis


11 cm.

  • Uniform bright olive crown and upperparts
  • Brownish lores and ocular area, sometimes with a white supraloral spot
  • Dusky olive wings with indistinct yellow edges of remiges and two indistinct yellow wingbars
  • Whitish throat with fine black streaks
  • Pale yellow underparts with blurry streaking, smudged olive breast side and flanks

Sexes similar.


From southeast Colombia to Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia and west Amazonian Brazil.
Rare to locally fairly common.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant.


Found in humid tropical secondary growth and in riparian woodland and brush. Likes areas with vine tangles or dense shrubby growth.
Occurs up to 600 m.



Feeds on arthropods.
Usually forages alone, in pairs or in small family groups. Does normally not follow mixed-species flocks.
Makes short upward strikes from its perch to catch prey from underside of leaves.


Birds with enlarged gonads found from late July to late October in southeast Peru. No other information available.


This is a resident species.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2016)

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