TYRANT FLYCATCHERS   -   TYRANNIDAE   -   PART VII

Golden-crowned Flycatcher to attilas


Golden-crowned Flycatcher - Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
Golden-crowned Flycatcher
Myiodynastes chrysocephalus minor
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
A widespread bird in mid-elevation cloudforests of the Andes. The golden crown is usually concealed. (S8)


Golden-crowned Flycatcher - Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
Golden-crowned Flycatcher
Myiodynastes chrysocephalus cinerascens
El Dorado reserve, Santa Marta mountains, Magdalena, Colombia.
(S11)


Baird's Flycatcher - Myiodynastes bairdii
Baird's Flycatcher
Myiodynastes bairdii
Chaparrí reserve, Lambayeque department, Peru.
Endemic to the Tumbesian region of SW Ecuador and NW Peru. (S6)


Streaked Flycatcher - Myiodynastes maculatus
Streaked Flycatcher
Myiodynastes maculatus chapmani
Trail between El Valle and Parque Nacional Utría, Chocó department, Colombia.
A very widespread Neotropical species, found from Mexico to Argentina. (S8)


Boat-billed Flycatcher - Megarynchus pitangua
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Megarynchus pitangua pitangua
Guapi Assu Bird Lodge, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
(S7)


Sulphury Flycatcher - Tyrannopsis sulphurea
Sulphury Flycatcher
Tyrannopsis sulphurea
Mitú, Vaupés department, Colombia.
This species is strongly tied to the Moriche Palm Mauritia flexuosa, and is not often found away from it. (S6)


Variegated Flycatcher - Empidonomus variusVariegated Flycatcher - Empidonomus varius
Variegated Flycatcher
Empidonomus varius varius
Intervales State Park, São Paulo state, Brazil.
I've used two shots here, as the species is much easier to identify when you can see the tail color, and that's not very obvious from the frontal view. This species is highly migratory, breeding in southern latitudes, then dispersing to northern South America during the austral winter. (S7)
Variegated Flycatcher
Empidonomus varius varius
Intervales State Park, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Same bird as the one on the left. (S7)


Crowned Slaty Flycatcher - Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus
Crowned Slaty Flycatcher
Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus aurantioatrocristatus
18km NE of JV Gonzales, Salta province, Argentina.
Southern populations are highly migratory, wintering in the Amazon region. This bird has the longest latin binomial name of any bird in the world. (S5)


Snowy-throated Kingbird - Tyrannus niveigularis
Snowy-throated Kingbird
Tyrannus niveigularis
Chaparrí reserve, Lambayeque department, Peru.
This kingbird lives west of the Andes in Ecuador and northern Peru, rarely SW Colombia. It is highly migratory, breeding in dry forest in the south of its range, then moving north in the dry season into more humid forest. This pair was on a breeding territory, and I caught it in the middle of one of the wing-lifting displays that is typical of this and several other kingbird species. (S6)


White-throated Kingbird - Tyrannus albogularis
White-throated Kingbird
Tyrannus albogularis
Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Similar to Tropical Kingbird T. melancholicus, but note the paler head contrasting strongly with the black mask and the lack of olive on the breast. (D3)


Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa(?)
Trail between El Valle and Utría National Park, Chocó department, Colombia.
A common and familiar bird, found all the way from Arizona to Argentina, with vagrants turning up over much of North America. I'm not 100% sure of the subspecies; I am tentatively calling it satrapa due to the fairly bright white throat. (S8)


Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana monachus
Los Pantanos, Coclé province, Panama.
(S8)


Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana (ssp. not identified)
10 km west of La Y, Apure state, Venezuela.
Three subspecies occur in Venezuela (often together), and it is not possible to determine which one based on this photo. (D3)


Cassin's Kingbird - Tyrannus vociferans
Cassin's Kingbird
Tyrannus vociferans vociferans
Oaxaca city, Mexico.
(S5)


Gray Kingbird - Tyrannus dominicensis
Gray Kingbird
Tyrannus dominicensis dominicensis
20 km south of Calabozo, Guárico state, Venezuela.
A local resident breeder in the Llanos of Venezuela. In the boreal winter, numbers are augmented by nonbreeding visitors from the West Indies. (D3)


Rufous Mourner - Rhytipterna holerythra
Rufous Mourner
Rhytipterna holerythra holerythra
La Selva OTS, Heredia province, Costa Rica.
This odd rainforest subcanopy flycatcher is found from Mexico to NW Ecuador. (D2)


Rufous Mourner - Rhytipterna holerythra
Rufous Mourner
Rhytipterna holerythra rosenbergi
La Unión, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
This subspecies, endemic to the Chocó region of W Colombia and NW Ecuador, is slightly darker than the nominate (above). (S7)


Grayish Mourner - Rhytipterna simplex
Grayish Mourner
Rhytipterna simplex frederici
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador.
Photographed from the top of a canopy tower. (S6)


Sibilant Sirystes - Sirystes sibilator
Sibilant Sirystes
Sirystes sibilator sibilator
Hotel do Ypê, Itatiaia NP, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
It was at the lodge restaurant in the morning, feeding on moths that had come into the lights during the night. Sirystes has been split four ways; Sibilant Sirystes is found mainly in the Atlantic Forest region. (S6)


Choco Sirystes - Sirystes albogriseus
Choco (Western) Sirystes
Sirystes albogriseus
Trail between El Valle and Parque Nacional Utría, Chocó department, Colombia.
This has now been split; it's restricted to the Chocó region from eastern Panama to northwestern Ecuador. (S8)


Rufous Casiornis - Casiornis rufus
Rufous Casiornis
Casiornis rufus
Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
A distinctive flycatcher of central South America. (S5)


Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myiarchus tuberculifer nigriceps
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myiarchus tuberculifer atriceps
Parque provincial Potrero de Yala, Jujuy province, Argentina.
(S8)



Swainson's Flycatcher - Myiarchus swainsoni
Venezuelan Flycatcher - Myiarchus venezuelensis
Swainson's Flycatcher
Myiarchus swainsoni pelzelni(?)
20 km east of São João dos Patos, Maranhão state, Brazil.
The palest Myiarchus, often a helpful feature when trying to ID it. (D3)
Venezuelan Flycatcher
Myiarchus venezuelensis
Cata, Aragua state, Venezuela.
Endemic to dry forest and woodland from NE Colombia to N Venezuela. (D3)


Panama Flycatcher - Myiarchus panamensis
Panama Flycatcher
Myiarchus panamensis panamensis
Los Pantanos, Coclé province, Panama.
Despite its name, this flycatcher is found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and NW Ecuador, as well as Panama. It is often found in mangroves, but not exclusively. (S8)


Short-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus ferox
Short-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus ferox australis
Pousada Piuval, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
A widespread and common bird in more open habitats east of the Andes. (S11)


Apical Flycatcher - Myiarchus apicalis
Apical Flycatcher
Myiarchus apicalis
Payandé, Tolima province, Colombia.
A Colombian endemic restricted to dry and semi-humid woodland in intermontane valleys in the center of the country. Easy to ID by the obvious pale tip to the tail. (S6)


Sooty-crowned Flycatcher - Myiarchus phaeocephalus
Sooty-crowned Flycatcher
Myiarchus phaeocephalus phaeocephalus
Olmedo, Santa Elena province, Ecuador.
A flycatcher found in drier habitats of W Ecuador and NW Peru. (S8)


Ash-throated Flycatcher - Myiarchus cinerascens
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Myiarchus cinerascens cinerascens
Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
This species ranges from the western US south through Mexico and northern Central America. (S13)


Nutting's Flycatcher - Myiarchus nuttingi
Nutting's Flycatcher
Myiarchus nuttingi inquietus
Zipolite, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Found in arid areas from West Mexico south to Costa Rica. It is often found together the previous species, and ID can be challenging. The undertail pattern, color of wing edge, and voice can be used to separate them. (S5)


Pale-edged Flycatcher - Myiarchus cephalotes
Pale-edged Flycatcher
Myiarchus cephalotes cephalotes
Chinapinza, Zamora-Chinchipe province, Ecuador.
Named for the white edges to the outer tail feathers. It occurs in mountane forest from northern Venezuela to Bolivia. (S6)


Pale-edged Flycatcher - Myiarchus cephalotes
Pale-edged Flycatcher
Myiarchus cephalotes cephalotes
Las Ventanas, near Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia.
Collecting nesting material, 30 May 2017. (S14)


Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus tyrannulus bahiae
Canudos-Jeremoaba road, Bahia state, Brazil.
This one shows an obvious bushy brown crown, conspicuous rufous on the undertail, and rufous flight feathers. They can sometimes be more difficult to ID. (S6)


Flammulated Flycatcher - Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Flammulated Flycatcher
Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.
This flycatcher is endemic to Mexico, inhabiting dry forest near the Pacific coast and locally in the interior.  It is a monotypic genus, perhaps most closely related to Myiarchus; if seen from the rear (below) it might be mistaken for one. (S13)


Flammulated Flycatcher - Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Flammulated Flycatcher
Deltarhynchus flammulatus
Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.
(S13)


Rufous-tailed Flatbill - Ramphotrigon ruficauda
Rufous-tailed Flatbill
Ramphotrigon ruficauda
Pousada Jardim da Amazônia, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Found all over the Amazon in low densities. It's voice is very distinctive and the best way to locate it (example). (S11)


Cinnamon Attila - Attila cinnamomeus
Cinnamon Attila
Attila cinnamomeus
Los Güires road, Delta Amacuro state, Venezuela.
Wide ranging in the Amazon basin and in the Guianan region, but restricted to swamp forest and varzea. (D3)


Ochraceous Attila - Attila torridus
Ochraceous Attila
Attila torridus
Between La Victoria and Puyango, El Oro province, Ecuador.
Almost endemic to western Ecuador, barely reaching NW Peru and SW Colombia. It is most common in localized patches of humid forest in the otherwise rather dry western and southwestern parts of the country. (S8)


Citron-bellied Attila - Attila citriniventris
Citron-bellied Attila
Attila citriniventris
Sani Lodge, Orellana, Ecuador
Photographed from the canopy tower. (S11)


Dull-capped Attila - Attila bolivianus
Dull-capped Attila
Attila bolivianus bolivianus
Transpantanal Highway, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Sometimes called White-eyed Attila, though that is a misleading name, since other Attila species can occasionally have aberrant pale irides. (D3)


Gray-hooded Attila - Attila rufus
Gray-hooded Attila
Attila rufus rufus
Ilha Comprida, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest of E and SE Brazil. (S8)


Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus
Bright-rumped Attila
Attila spadiceus citreopygus
La Selva OTS, Heredia province, Costa Rica.
They range in color from olive to rufous. This is a brown morph, about half way between. (D3)















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