An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Songbirds - Flycatchers    

A large, diverse family of insect-eating songbirds.


Black-billed Flycatcher
Black-billed Flycatcher (Aphanotriccus audax)
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia

Ornate Flycatcher
Ornate Flycatcher (Myiotriccus ornatus)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia

Streaked Flycatcher
Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia

Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer)
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia
Myiarchus is a genus of similar-looking species that often counfound bird watchers.

Vermilion Flycatcher
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus) Male
Puerto Boyacá, Colombia
The Vermilion Flycatcher is the only brightly colored bird in this family. Luckily it is very common, and can often be seen in city parks.


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