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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Poecilotriccus luluae
POPULATION: 1,500 – 7,000
IUCN STATUS: Endangered
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.