BIRD OF THE WEEK — JOHNSON’S TODY-FLYCATCHER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

JOHNSON’S TODY-FLYCATCHER

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Poecilotriccus luluae 
POPULATION: 1,500 – 7,000 
IUCN STATUS: Endangered
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Mountain forest and edges; also shrubby secondary growth, particularly bamboo thickets.

The diminutive Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher — about the size of a kinglet — is part of an enormous family of birds known as tyrant flycatchers. This cohort of insect-eating birds includes more than 400 species.

It’s one of the more endangered members of its tribe, found only in a small area of northern Peru.

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