Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Myiarchus (9 species, 22 worldwide)

Apical Flycatcher
Apical Flycatcher (Myiarchus apicalis) ENDEMIC
Buga, Colombia  

Often in pairs. Generally the only genus myiarchus flycatcher in its range.

Pale-edged Flycatcher
Pale-edged Flycatcher (Myiarchus cephalotes cephalotes)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  

Generally found at higher altitudes (over 1200m and up to 3000m) than other similar myiarchus.

Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Lake Marian, Florida,  

{Northern migrant}. A tiny bit larger than other myiarchus flycatchers with a usually lowered brown crest.

Short-crested Flycatcher
Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox australis)
Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil  

Most common myiarchus in Amazon.

Panamanian Flycatcher
Panamanian Flycatcher (Myiarchus panamensis panamensis)
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia
  More greyish overall than other myiarchus.

Swainson's Flycatcher
Swainson's Flycatcher (Myiarchus swainsoni swainsoni)
Caraça sanctuary, Minas Gerais, Brazil  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

{Austral migrant}. Very similar to the [Short-crested Flycatcher].

Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia
  Dusky cap darker than others in genus.

Slightly less dusky cap.

Brown-crested Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
  Note rufous tail.

Venezuelan Flycatcher
Venezuelan Flycatcher (Myiarchus venezuelensis)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
Photograph by Manakin Nature Tours - Luis Urueña   © All Rights Reserved.

Compared to [Brown-crested Flycatcher], a bit smaller, crest less brown, and back of tail brown, not rufous. Often solitary, and much calmer than Brown-crested.

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