Order
Passeriformes
Family
Tyrannidae
Genus
Poecilotriccus
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus luluae

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published July 3, 2014

Behavior

Introduction

Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher usually occupies the understory and midstory, at ca 4-10 m above the ground (T.J. Davis, in Johnson and Jones 2001). The predominate prey capture motions are short (< 0.5 m) sallies to the undersides of live leaves, supplemented with short sallies to the undersurfaces of small branches and bamboo stalks, and perch gleans from the surface of moss covered branches (T.J. Davis, in Johnson and Jones 2001).

Territoriality

There are no published data on territorial defense, maintenance, or fidelity, or for territory or home range size, for Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed, but Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher almost always is in pairs, and often sings in a duet, and so presumably is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher almost always is in pairs; they do not follow mixed species flocks, but occasionally "associate" with a passing flock (T.J. Davis, in Johnson and Jones 2001).

Predation

No reports of predation on Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher?

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2014). Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus luluae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.johtot1.01