|Zimmer's Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus minimus)
|Thaimaçu, Pará, Brazil
I would not have seen this bird far less identified it had I not been with a Hemitriccus fanatic. The voice is very important for identification. Otherwise it is very similar to White-eyed Tody-tyrant Hemitriccus zosterops except that south of the Amazon you find H. z. griseipectus which has a white belly.
|Here you can see the pale yellow belly on Zimmer's and the fine dusky streaks on the throat. Unfortunately you can't see in these photos the buffy lores, the yellow wing-bars and the yellow edges to the inner flight feathers. Ridgely & Tudor show its distribution as localised on the lower Tapajós and in northeast Bolivia but we have also heard it near Humaitá, Amazonas, Comodoro and Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso so it is probably more widespread than was thought a few years back.|