Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Conopias (3 species, 4 worldwide)

White-ringed Flycatcher
White-ringed Flycatcher (Conopias albovittatus distinctus)
Quinta Pijo, Limon, Guapiles, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Most similar to Yellow-throated Flycatcher, but with white throat. Quite similar to the Rusty-margined Flycatcher or Social Flycatcher. Called the White-ringed Flycatcher because the white band wraps around the back of the neck. Note lack of yellow crown seen on similar species, and lack of rufous in wings.

Lemon-browed Flycatcher
Lemon-browed Flycatcher (Conopias cinchoneti icterophrys) Vulnerable
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Generally seen in the canopy in small groups, and often near abandoned oropendola nests, where they make their nests.

Yellow-throated Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Flycatcher (Conopias parvus)
Manaus, Brazil  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar looking to Lesser Kiskadee; note yellow throat and possibly thicker longer brow. More closely related to White-ringed Flycatcher in the western part of South America and Central America.

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