Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers, Calyptura)  
Genus: Pogonotriccus (4 species, 7 worldwide)

Antioquia Bristle Tyrant
Antioquia Bristle Tyrant (Pogonotriccus lanyoni) Endangered ENDEMIC
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Antioquia, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Very local in Magdalena lowland forests. Different in coloration to the otherwise similar Bristle-Tyrants.

Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant (Pogonotriccus ophthalmicus ophthalmicus)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

An Andean speies similar to the Slaty-capped Flycatcher, but smaller and yellower. The small thin all-black bill differentiates from the Variegated Bristle Tyrant usually seen at higher altitudes, although both species are found from around 1500 to 2500m.
From back.

Spectacled Bristle Tyrant
Spectacled Bristle Tyrant (Pogonotriccus orbitalis)
Pantiacolla Ridge, Madre de Dios, Peru  
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Seen with mixed midstory flocks. Note broken eye-ring.
A free bird.

Variegated Bristle Tyrant
Variegated Bristle Tyrant (Pogonotriccus poecilotis)
Cali, Valle de Cauca, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note pink bill vs. all black on the Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant. Also buff and not yellow wingbars.

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