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Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus luluae

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


Distribution in the Americas

Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher is restricted to a small area in northern Peru in the departments of Amazonas and San Martín Johnson and Jones 2001, Schulenberg et al. 2010). This species occurs only south of the "North Peruvian Low", the gap in Andean bird distribution formed by the Marañón Valley; to the north, it is replaced by Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher (Poecilotriccus ruficeps).Distribution of Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles: sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006)

The elevational range of Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher is 1850–2900 m (Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher occurs in the understory humid montane forest, usually in or near bamboo thickets, but it also occurs in second growth and forest edge (Hornbuckle 1999, Johnson and Jones 2001, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the 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