Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Atalotriccus (1 species, 1 worldwide)

Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant
Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant (Atalotriccus pilaris pilaris)
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Small size, light colored eye, and dry scrub habitat similar to Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant, but also found in dry forests. This species can reach up to 1,200 meters above sea level. Check vocal differences. Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant nay be yellower in front than the Pearly-vented (difficult to be sure about this). Also the base of the bill is a lighter flesh-color, and the head is less grey, and more yellow/green.

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