Common Tody-flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Brazilian name:
Ferreirinho-relógio
Common Tody-flycatcher, Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

The Common Tody-flycatcher is distributed from Mexico through Central America and into most of tropical South America except for western and central Amazonia.

It is found in shrubs around clearings, forest borders and in woodlands as well as parks and gardens.

Common Tody-flycatcher, Jaqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image

It has a pale iris, a black crown and face turning to grey on the back. The wings are black edged yellow while the tail is black with whitish tips. Underparts are yellow.

The second part of the Brazilian name relógio means clock or watch and refers to the trilled call which sounds like the winding up of a watch.

Common Tody-flycatcher, Tamandaré, Pernambuco, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.

Common Tody-flycatcher, Serra de Baturité, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
Common Tody-flycatcher, Serra de Baturité, Ceará, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image
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