Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Myiopagis (5 species, 7 worldwide)

Grey Elaenia
Grey Elaenia (Myiopagis caniceps caniceps) Male
Altiplano Leste, Brasilia, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

Grey Elaenia
Grey Elaenia (Myiopagis caniceps cinerea) Female
RN La Isla Escondida, Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Male is all grey and white, while female has a grey head and is yellow with yellow wing bars.
A strange bird that reportedly sings like a Foothill Elaenia and has more yellow than a Grey Elaenia should have.

Yellow-crowned Elaenia
Yellow-crowned Elaenia (Myiopagis flavivertex)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found in varzea forest.

Forest Elaenia
Forest Elaenia (Myiopagis gaimardii trinitatis)
Rincon trail, Las Cuevas, Trinidad
  Note grey head with hidden white crest.
Photograph by Feroze Omardeen     Copyright and usage info

Small white crown difficult to see. Wing bars from bright yellow to very pale yellow. Bill black.

Foothill Elaenia
Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai)
  The north Colombian race looks more like a Grey Elaenia, but sings like a Foothill Elaenia.
Photograph by Andres Cuervo     Copyright and usage info

Foothill Elaenia
Foothill Elaenia (Myiopagis olallai olallai)
RN La Isla Escondida, Colombia  
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local. Yellow with yellow wing bars and grey crown. Male and female alike. Note similar [Grey Elaenia] female has an all grey head.

Greenish Elaenia
Greenish Elaenia (Myiopagis viridicata accola)
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia
  Short bill and no crest.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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