- Todirostrum cinereum
- Dark olive-green upperparts
- Yellow underparts
- Black head
- Dark grey nape
- Black wings
- 2 yellow wing bars
- Black tail; white tipped; long
- Pale iris
- Straight black bill
Juvenile: greyer upper head, buff wing markings, paler underparts
On some birds, the white in the eye is more brownish-yellow and quite inconspicuous.
Photo by Oderson
, June 2009
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Some individuals will show yellow lores and care must be taken to distinguish from Yellow-lored Tody Flycatcher. A distinct fieldmark for this species is white tips to outer rectrices.
Found from Mexico through Central America to northern half of South America, northwestern Peru, eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil.
There are eight subspecies:
- Tropical southern Mexico (Veracruz and n Oaxaca)
- Tropical southern Mexico (Tabasco and Chiapas) to north-western Costa Rica
- Tropical central and eastern Costa Rica and Panama
- Eastern Ecuador and eastern Peru (south to Cuzco)
- North-eastern Brazil (eastern ParĂˇ to PiauĂ, CearĂˇ, Alagoas and northern Bahia)
Forests, plantations, shrubby areas and gardens.
Both sexes build the pouch shaped nest. The 2 white eggs are incubated by the female for 15-16 days.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- Arthur Grosset
- Thread discussing differences between Common and Yellow-lored Tody-Flycatchers
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