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Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus luluae

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


Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher has a restricted geographic range in the Andes of northern Peru. It's relative abundance generally is characterized as uncommon (Schulenberg et al. 2010) or uncommon and local (Ridgely and Tudor 2009), although locally it can be fairly common (Davis 1986). The IUCN Red List conservation status of Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher is evaluated as Endangered, in view of its restricted range and projections of future habitat loss. This assessment almost surely is too dire, however, as it fails to take into account that this species occupies edge habitats, and also appears to assume that the species is present only in and near a handful of sites; recent field observations document that, not surprisingly, this species occurs more continuously within the region.

Effects of human activity on populations

Deforestation in the Andes of northern Peru unquestionably is a serious problem. At least in the short term, however, Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher may benefit from deforestation, since this species readily occupies second growth and bamboo at forest edge.

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