Boat billed Tody Tyrant (Hemitriccus josephinae)

Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Hemitriccus josephinae | [UK] Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant | [FR] Todirostre de Josephine | [DE] Grauwangen-Todityrann | [ES] Titiriji de Josefina | [IT] Tiranno tod di Giuseppina | [NL] Bootsnavel-todietiran


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Crown and upperparts dull olive. Chin, throat, breast and flanks greyish olive. Center of belly yellow. Sexes are alike. Bill black with lower mandible dirty white, iris brown and legs blue grey

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It is found in the Guianas in French Guiana, Suriname, and eastern Guyana; also in northeast Brazil’s Amazon Basin in the states of Para, Amapa, and northeastern Amazonas.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests near tree gaps..


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Feeding habits

Forages for insects in desne forest 6-9 meter above ground. Perch gleans prey, will take long pauses between catches.


This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 670,000 km². The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population size criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., less than 10,000 mature individuals in conjunction with appropriate decline rates and subpopulation qualifiers), even though the species is described as ‘uncommon’ in at least parts of its range (Stotz et al. 1996). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern
Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant range map


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