Black backed Tody Flycatcher

Poecilotriccus pulchellus

The Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher is a small, vividly-colored bird that belongs to the Tyrannidae family. It has a compact body and a short tail, and is black above and yellow below. The bird also has a white throat and mustache, and a small red patch on its shoulder. The species is typically found in secondary forests, particularly those with tall bamboo, in a limited range in the foothills of the Andes in southern Peru. Its musical, chirping song is often performed as a duet. If you’re interested in spotting this bird, you can find it on our tours in Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo