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Alternative names: White-cheeked Tody-Tyrant; White-chested Tody-Tyrant

Poecilotriccus albifacies


9.5 cm

  • Prominent rufous crown
  • White side of head
  • Black nuchal collar extending in two thin black stripes pointing towards eye and malar area
  • Olive upperparts
  • Black wings and tail, tertials with white edges
  • Faintly streaked white throat and underpart, except for black brast side

Females are duller than males with dark grey neck and cheeks and broad olive wing edgings.


Southeastern Peru (Southern Madre de Dios and northeastern Cuzco) and adjacent northern Bolivia (Pando) and western Brazil (Acre).
An uncommon and very local restricted-range species.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly placed in the genus Todirostrum and sometimes considered conspecific with Black-and-white Tody-Flycatcher.


Moist lowland forests with dense Guadua bamboo thickets. Occurs up to 1050 m.



Feeds on insects. Forages in pairs in bamboo thickets.


No information available.


Probably a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2015)

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