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Common Tody-flycatcher

Todirostrum cinereum


Small, yellow-bellied bird with dark overside and hood, slender black beack and a somewhat greenish fan-shaped tail. This little Passerid was found alone tending to its nest, which was weaved out of dead grass and twigs, it had the shape of a base, very similar to other weaver birds' nests. This bird kept going from the nest to surrounding branches, never straying too far from the area.


Semi-tropical grasslands


I wish I had taken a good photo of the nest but it was under a tree with very poor lighting, so only a black hanging blob could be somewhat discerned from the picture.

1 Species ID Suggestions

armadeus.4 6 years ago
Common Tody-flycatcher
Todirostrum cinereum Common tody-flycatcher - Wikipedia

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maplemoth662 5 years ago

Two, beautiful photos....

outsidegirl0 6 years ago

so cute!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Thanks a lot!, very useful, I'm perplexed by the fact that neither that link nor Wikipedia mentions their nest-weaving behavior, seems to me like a characteristic you'd give more spotlight to. Thanks for the interest!

armadeus.4 6 years ago

Great shots! Here is the link to the picture I used to identify it first: approx 3/4 of the way down the page. Thank you for sharing :)

Nimbid Ditavi
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Nimbid Ditavi

Quindío, Colombia

Spotted on Oct 16, 2016
Submitted on Nov 30, 2016

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