Johnson’s tody-flycatcher

They are always on the move, exploring tree canopies and emitting distinctive calls that fill the forest with their cheerful presence

Nick Athanas

A fascinating bird found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. These delightful little birds are known for their vibrant colors and energetic nature. They have a small, compact body with bright green plumage that blends perfectly with lush foliage. The males showcase a distinct red patch on their throats, adding charm to their appearance.

Johnson’s Tody-Flycatcher is known for their “hovering” technique, where they suspend themselves in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings. This hovering allows them to look closer at their prey and strike precisely. They mainly feed on insects, such as beetles and flies, which they catch with their sharp beaks. These tiny birds are always on the move, exploring the tree canopies and emitting distinctive calls that fill the forest with their cheerful presence.

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic / Monomorphic (size)

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No