Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Hemitriccus (6 species, 22 worldwide)

Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
Black-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus granadensis)
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Tiny. Found in upper ranges of Andean cloud forest, at around 2500 m. Note distinctive wing noise in short flights.
Side view.
Santa Marta subspecies from back.

Johannes's Tody-Tyrant
Johannes's Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus iohannis)
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

More common in the southern end of range. Plain-colored with dull streaking on chest. Note yellow border to wing feathers.
From back.

Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant
Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer impiger)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Small size, light colored eye, and dry scrub habitat similar to Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant. Check vocal differences, and pearly vent. Note also head is grey and bill is one color (the same color at the base as the tip).

Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant
Buff-throated Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus rufigularis) Near Threatened
Plataforma, Peru  
Photograph by Bradley Hacker   © All Rights Reserved.

Recently recorded in Putumayo, Colombia.

Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant
Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus striaticollis griseiceps)
Paracuru, Caerá, Brazil  
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

White-eyed Tody-Tyrant
White-eyed Tody-Tyrant (Hemitriccus zosterops zosterops)
Manaus, Brazil  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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