Birds of Colombia

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


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Zimmer's Flatbill (Tolmomyias assimilis)
   


Amazon version of Yellow-margined Flycatcher. Note lack of {wing bars}.

Ochre-lored Flatbill
Ochre-lored Flatbill (Tolmomyias flaviventris aurulentus)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
  Note two bright yellow wing bars.
   

Commonly called Yellow-breasted Flycatcher or Flatbill. Uniformly colored yellow.

Yellow-margined Flatbill
Yellow-margined Flatbill (Tolmomyias flavotectus)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
  Note the lack of wing bars from yellow only being on one edge of the primaries. The lower mandible is dark, unlike Yellow-olive and other Flatbills.
   


Grey-crowned Flatbill
Grey-crowned Flatbill (Tolmomyias poliocephalus poliocephalus)
InĂ­rida, GuainĂ­a, Colombia
  Note dark lower mandible (except at base) vs. [Yellow-olive Flatbill], as well as overall lack of yellow.
   


Yellow-olive Flatbill
Yellow-olive Flatbill (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Note pale lower mandible. Has {wing bars} unlike [Yellow-margined Flatbill] or [Zimmer's Flatbill]. Usually has a light-colored eye with broken eye-ring.
Nest.

Orange-eyed Flatbill
Orange-eyed Flatbill (Tolmomyias traylori)
Reserva Natural Escondite, Putumayo, Colombia
  Note light pinkish colored eye and contrasting head and body color ([Ochre-lored Flatbill] is all yellow with dark eye).
   


Olive-faced Flatbill
Olive-faced Flatbill (Tolmomyias viridiceps viridiceps)
Putumayo, Colombia
  Note two yellow wing bars and olive back.
   
Photograph by Brayan Coral Jaramillo   © All Rights Reserved.



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