Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Phyllomyias (6 species, 14 worldwide)


Ashy-headed Tyrannulet
Ashy-headed Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias cinereiceps)
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Note black mark behind ear. Note white wingbars with black wing feathers with no edges. Compare to Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet.

Sooty-headed Tyrannulet
Sooty-headed Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias griseiceps)
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Alt. photo

Black-capped Tyrannulet
Black-capped Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias nigrocapillus nigrocapillus)
Chingaza National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found at high altitudes in Andean forests from 2500m to before the treeline.

Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet
Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias plumbeiceps)
Palestina, Huila, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note yellow wing bars and yellow margins on wings, and plumbeous crown. Ear mark (behind and below eye) not as dark as on some similar species.

Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet
Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias uropygialis)
Reserva Geobot├ínica Pululahua, Pichincha province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Generally found from 2000-3000m and often with bamboo (HBW).

White-fronted Tyrannulet
White-fronted Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias zeledoni viridiceps)
Vinicio Adames Park, Caracas, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by Barlovento from Venezuela     Copyright and usage info

Split from the Rough-legged Tyrannulet. Note small white forehead, grey head and thick yellow wing bars. Also note short bumpy sections on legs.


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