File:Poecilotriccus ruficeps.jpg
Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher
(P. ruficeps)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Tyrannides
Family: Rhynchocyclidae
Genus: Poecilotriccus

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Poecilotriccus is a genus of small birds in the Tyrannidae family. Except for the recently described Johnson's Tody-Flycatcher, all have, at one point or another, been included in the genus Todirostrum. Some species have been known as tody-tyrants instead of tody-flycatchers.[1] Most species are found in South America, but a single species, the Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher, is also found in Central America.


The Black-chested Tyrant may also belong in this genus, but most place it in the monotypic genus Taeniotriccus.


  1. ^ Modify English names of some Poecilotriccus flycatchers - South American Classification Committee (2008)
  • Walther, B. A. (2004). Genus Poecilotriccus. Pp. 329-333 in:del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D. A. eds. (2004). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-69-5

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