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Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher - BirdForum Opus

Subspecies neglectum
Photo © by shreyasmrao
nr Iquitos, Peru, January 2005
Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum


8·6–10·2 cm (3¼-4 in)

  • Yellow Post-ocular stripe
  • Black head
  • White supraloral spot
  • Olive upperparts
  • Black wings


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.


Nominate subspecies
Photo © by Robert Scanlon
nr Iquitos, Peru, January 2005


There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • T. c. guttatum:
  • South-eastern Colombia to north-eastern Peru, extreme south-western Venezuela and north-western Brazil
  • T. c. neglectum:
  • Eastern Peru to northern Bolivia and south-western Brazil
  • T. c. chrysocrotaphum:
  • Eastern Peru (south of Río Marañón) and western Amazonian Brazil
  • T. c. simile:
  • North-eastern Brazil (along lower Rio Tapajós in western Pará)
  • T. c. illigeri:
  • North-eastern Brazil (along Rio Tapajós from western Pará to northern Maranhão)


Canopy and edges of terra ferma and varzea forests.



An insectivorous species. They usually forage high in the canopy.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)

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