White-eyed Tody-tyrant
(Hemitriccus zosterops griseipectus)
White-eyed Tody-tyrant, Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil, April 2003 - click for larger image Thiamaçu, Pará, Brazil
April 2003

The White-eyed Tody-tyrant is found throughout the Amazon Basin and is divided into two main groups: the nominate species north of the Amazon and H. z. griseipectus, south of the Amazon. There is a disjunct population in north-east Brazil. It is found in middle and low levels of humid forest.

The iris is pale grey rather than white. It is olive above with two yellow wing-bars and yellow edging to the flight feathers. In the H. z. griseipectus sub-species shown in this photo, the breast is grey and the belly is whitish, while in the nominate sub-species the breast is olive and the belly is pale yellow.

There is an illustration in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 35.

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