|Fork-tailed Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus
(aka Fork-tailed Pygmy-tyrant)
Brazilian name: papa-moscas-estrela
The Fork-tailed Tody-tyrant is a Brazilian endemic and is classified as Endangered by Birdlife International.
It is known from a handful of sites in south-east Brazil. Photos 1 to 5 were taken at Boa Nova in Bahia where it was discovered only in 1993 thereby extending its previously known range by some 1000 kms.
|It is found in the borders of
humid forest and secondary growth and does not seem to be averse
to quite degraded habitat. One site is the edge of an abandoned
It also seems to be attracted to streams and on one there is a territory approximately every 50 metres or so along the bank of the stream.
features are its long, forked and white-tipped tail, its bright
brown head and throat with buff round the eyes. Above is
bright olive while the wings have chestnut edging. The breast is
grey while the belly is almost white.
There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 35.
|There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto but note that the map covers neither of the sites, Boa Nova and Bandeira in Minas Gerais, where these photos were taken. There is also additional information available on Avibase.|
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