Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Tolmomyias (7 species, 7 worldwide)

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Zimmer's Flatbill (Tolmomyias assimilis)

Amazon version of Yellow-margined Flycatcher. Note lack of wing bars.

Ochre-lored Flatbill
Ochre-lored Flatbill (Tolmomyias flaviventris aurulentus)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
  Note two bright yellow wingbars.

Commonly called Yellow-breasted Flycatcher or Flatbill. Uniformly colored yellow.

Yellow-margined Flatbill
Yellow-margined Flatbill (Tolmomyias flavotectus)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
  Note the lack of wingbars from yellow only being on one edge of the primaries. The lower mandible is dark, unlike Yellow-olive and other Flatbills.

Grey-crowned Flatbill
Grey-crowned Flatbill (Tolmomyias poliocephalus poliocephalus)
InĂ­rida, GuainĂ­a, Colombia
  Note dark lower mandible (except at base) vs. Yellow-olive Flatbill, as well as overall lack of yellow.

Yellow-olive Flatbill
Yellow-olive Flatbill (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia
  Note pale lower mandible. Has wingbars unlike Yellow-margined or Zimmer's Flatbill. Usually has a light-colored eye with broken eye-ring.


Orange-eyed Flatbill
Orange-eyed Flatbill (Tolmomyias traylori)
Reserva Natural Escondite, Putumayo, Colombia
  Note light pinkish colored eye and contrasting head and body color (Ochre-lored Flatbill is all yellow with dark eye).

Olive-faced Flatbill
Olive-faced Flatbill (Tolmomyias viridiceps viridiceps)
Putumayo, Colombia
  Note two yellow wingbars and olive back.
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