Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Contopus (5 species, 15 worldwide)


Tropical Pewee
Tropical Pewee (Contopus cinereus brachytarsus)
Arenal, Costa Rica  
   

Non-migratory. Sometimes with a yellower belly and darker crest than Eastern or Western Wood Pewees.

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) Near Threatened
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Migrates from the boreal pine forests, and disperses widely in tropical America. Perches high and in the open.

Smoke-colored Pewee
Smoke-colored Pewee (Contopus fumigatus)
Aguas Calientes, Peru  
   


Western Wood Pewee
Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Northern migrant. Very difficult to differentiate from the Eastern Wood Pewee when ranges overlap. Supposedly more greyish, and with less of an orange/pink lower mandible.

Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Wood Pewee (Contopus virens)
Isla San Andres, Colombia  
   

Northern migrant. Very difficult to differentiate from the Western Wood Pewee when ranges overlap. Usually perched out in the open, sometimes in the canopy and sometimes less than a meter above ground. May allows a close approach.


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