Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher
Poecilotriccus ruficeps

(aka Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant)

Colombian name: Tiranuelo Coronado
Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant, Rio Blanco, Caldas Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Colombia and Ecuador

The Rufous-crowned Tody-flycatcher is distributed in the Andes from the west of Venezuela to the north of Peru. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in montane forest and forest borders at between 1,500 and 2,500 metres. It is normally in the lower levels of the forest and often associated with bamboo.

Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant, Cabanas San Isidro, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Photo 1 shows the sub-species found in central Colombia is P. r. melanomystax which has whiter cheeks than the other races such as the nominate sub-species shown in photo 2 where they are a deeper buff.

Bird No. 1 was recorded by Jeremy Minns.

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