|Pelzeln's Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus inornatus)
|BR 174, Amazonas, Brazil
The short entry for Pelzeln's Tody-tyrant in Ridgely & Tudor states that it is known only from a single 19th century specimen taken in nw Brazil.
|It has recently been rediscovered by Andy Whittaker and Kevin Zimmer (paper in press).
When we found it, Jeremy Minns' descriptive notes were "Looks like Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer): pale-eye - base of bill pale, tip dark - two indistinct wingbars and tertial edging whitish - below off-white - breast clouded, not streaked".
Mario Cohn-Haft confirms that it is basically pretty non-distinctive and well-named as "inornatus" (He also wonders what an "ornatus" might look like.) Although these photos are not great they do show the distinctive ventral colouring and you can just make out the dark grey "pencil lines" in the midline of each throat feather.
It seems to be found mainly if not solely in sandy-soil campina.