Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Muscisaxicola (4 species, 13 worldwide)

White-browed Ground Tyrant
White-browed Ground Tyrant (Muscisaxicola albilora)
Photograph by Juan Antonio Ocampo Wilches   © All Rights Reserved.

Paramo Ground Tyrant
Paramo Ground Tyrant (Muscisaxicola alpinus alpinus)
Artisana, Ecuador  
Photograph by George Scott Photography   © All Rights Reserved.

Little Ground Tyrant
Little Ground Tyrant (Muscisaxicola fluviatilis)
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia
  Note black tail with buff edge (ProAves) seen in photo.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Very similar to [Spot-billed Ground Tyrant], but note slightly smaller size and white belly and buff-colored chest (HBW). In Amazon found on new river islands.

Spot-billed Ground Tyrant
Spot-billed Ground Tyrant (Muscisaxicola maculirostris maculirostris)
Colca Canyon, Peru
  Note two-colored lower mandible, and overall drab greyish-brown.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Generally found at higher altitudes in open areas, but may be found down to 1000m. Note yellowish lower mandible base.

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