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Photo © by Thibaud
Yanachaga - Chemillen National Park, Pasco, Peru
26 October 2020

Alternative name: Black-and-white Tody-Tyrant

Poecilotriccus capitalis


Photo © by Thibaud
Yanachaga - Chemillen National Park, Pasco, Peru
26 October 2020

9·4–9·6 cm (3¾ in)
Bill: dark above, orange lower mandible

  • Black upperparts
  • White underparts
  • White spot loral spot
  • Tertials have pale yellow edges


  • Chestnut crown
  • Olive upperparts
  • Grey head
  • Mostly whitish below with greyer flanks.


South America: found from south-eastern Colombia to eastern Ecuador, north-eastern Peru and south-western Brazil (Rondonia)


Has been regarded conspecific with White-cheeked Tody-Tyrant.

This is a monotypic species[1].


Bamboo thickets, tangled undergrowth beside streams and roads.



Feeds on insects close to the ground.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Walther, B. and G. M. Kirwan (2020). Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus capitalis), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bawtyr1.01

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