Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Platyrinchus (5 species, 7 worldwide)

Genus Platyrinchus, Spadebills, are tiny flycatchers with wide bills. Spadebills generally stay low and quiet in dark forests.


Golden-crowned Spadebill
Golden-crowned Spadebill (Platyrinchus coronatus superciliaris)
Darien National Park, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.

Yellow-throated Spadebill
Yellow-throated Spadebill (Platyrinchus flavigularis flavigularis)
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia
  An immature. Adult is yellower in front with rufous, not brown, head.
   
Photograph by Nigel Voaden   © All Rights Reserved.

A rare and local Andean species.

White-throated Spadebill
White-throated Spadebill (Platyrinchus mystaceus neglectus)
Auberge de Socorro, San Miguel, Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


White-crested Spadebill
White-crested Spadebill (Platyrinchus platyrhynchos)
Brazil  
   
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.


Cinnamon-crested Spadebill
Cinnamon-crested Spadebill (Platyrinchus saturatus)
Brazil  
   
Photograph by Philip Stouffer   © All Rights Reserved.



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