Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Hemitriccus (6 species, 22 worldwide)

Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus granadensis)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Tiny. Found in upper ranges of Andean cloud forest, at around 2500 m. Note distinctive wing noise in short flights.
Side view.

Johannes's Tody-Tyrant
Johannes's Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus iohannis)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

More common in the southern end of range. Plain-colored with dull streaking on chest. Note yellow border to wing feathers.
From back.

Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer impiger)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Small size, light colored eye, and dry scrub habitat similar to Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant. Check vocal differences, and pearly vent.

Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant
Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus rufigularis) Near Threatened
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Recently recorded in Putumayo, Colombia.

Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant
Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus striaticollis griseiceps)
Paracuru, Caerá, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

White-eyed Tody-Tyrant
White-eyed Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus zosterops zosterops)
Manaus, Brazil  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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