Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Knipolegus (3 species, 12 worldwide)


Riverside Tyrant
Riverside Tyrant (Knipolegus orenocensis orenocensis) Male
Venezuela  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.

Riverside Tyrant
Riverside Tyrant (Knipolegus orenocensis) Female
Marchantaria Island, Irandub, Amazonas, Brazil
  A streaked 'sclateri' female.
   
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

Riverside Tyrant
Riverside Tyrant (Knipolegus orenocensis xinguensis) Female
Rio Araguaia, Pium, Tocantins, Brazil
  An unstreaked female.
   
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

The female of the race along the Amazon River is streaked, but is dark grey in the other two races. HBW now called the Amazon River subspecies (sclateri) Sclater's Black Tyrant.

Amazonian Black Tyrant
Amazonian Black Tyrant (Knipolegus poecilocercus) Male
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Amazonian Black Tyrant
Amazonian Black Tyrant (Knipolegus poecilocercus) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Stays one to two meters above the forest floor.

Rufous-tailed Tyrant
Rufous-tailed Tyrant (Knipolegus poecilurus poecilurus)
Reserva Natural las Palmeras, Cubarral, Meta, Colombia
  Local. Note red eye uncommon among Tyrannidae.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Wings lifted.


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