An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Songbirds - Flycatchers    

A large, diverse family of insect-eating songbirds.


Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus)
Farallones National Park, Cali, Colombia

Golden-faced Tyrannulet
Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops)
Manizales, Colombia
Tyrannulets are smaller flycatchers, usually with plain colors.

Cliff Flycatcher
Cliff Flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea)
Tolima, Colombia
This species nests on cliffs.

Northern Scrub Flycatcher
Northern Scrub Flycatcher (Sublegatus arenarum)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
Found in the dry northern parts of South America.

Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus granadensis)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
Another cute and tiny flycatcher.


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