Birds of Colombia

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


Zimmer's Flatbill
Zimmer's Flatbill (Tolmomyias assimilis)
Manaus, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Anselmo d'Affonseca   © All Rights Reserved.

Amazon version of [Yellow-margined Flatbill]. Note harsh call and 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. Ochre lore difficult to see.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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

Yellow-margined Flatbill
Yellow-margined Flatbill (Tolmomyias flavotectus)
Anchicaya, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note the lack of wing bars from yellow only being on one edge of the primaries. The lower mandible is part dark, part light, and may appear dark if not seen from below.

Grey-crowned Flatbill
Grey-crowned Flatbill (Tolmomyias poliocephalus poliocephalus)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia
  Note dark lower mandible (except at base) vs. [Yellow-olive Flatbill], as well as overall lack of yellow.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Yellow-olive Flatbill
Yellow-olive Flatbill (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note light pinkish colored eye and contrasting head and body color ([Ochre-lored Flatbill] is all yellow with dark eye). Found outside of the forest.

Olive-faced Flatbill
Olive-faced Flatbill (Tolmomyias viridiceps viridiceps)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia
  Note two yellow wing bars and olive back.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Split from the Yellow-breasted Flatbill (now called [Ochre-lored Flatbill]) and found in more humid habitats.
Crest raised.


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