Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher
Poecilotriccus plumbeiceps
(aka Todirostrum plumbeiceps)

Brazilian name:
Tororó
Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 2008

The Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher is distributed in eastern and southern Brazil and adjacent areas of north-east Argentina and north-east Uruguay. There is a disjunct population from south-east Peru through Bolivia to northern Argentina.

Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image

It is found in dense undergrowth at the edge of forest or secondary growth and is often associated with bamboo.

The crown is grey and the face is cinnamon-buff with darkish ear-patches. It is olive above with two conspicuous buffy-ochraceous wing-bars. Underparts are greyish-white

Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image This particular individual is much less vividly coloured on the face than most illustrations and images and I wonder if this denotes a younger bird. It was vocalising like a typical bird.

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.
Ochre-faced Tody-flycatcher, Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image
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