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Poecilotriccus ruficeps.jpg
Rufous-crowned tody-flycatcher
(P. ruficeps)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Poecilotriccus
Berlepsch, 1884

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Poecilotriccus is a genus of small flycatchers in the family Tyrannidae. Except for the recently described Johnson's tody-flycatcher, all have, at one point or another, been included in the genus Todirostrum. Some species have been known as tody-tyrants instead of tody-flycatchers.[1] Most species are found in South America, but a single species, the slate-headed tody-flycatcher, is also found in Central America. The black-chested tyrant may also belong in this genus, but most place it in the monotypic genus Taeniotriccus.



  1. ^ Modify English names of some Poecilotriccus flycatchers - South American Classification Committee (2008)
  • Walther, B. A. (2004). Genus Poecilotriccus. pp. 329–333 in:del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D. A. eds. (2004). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-69-5