Any visit to tropical America will produce a dozen or more species of flycatchers. Many of them are rather drab, so I will just show some of the more unusual or colorful of them. The sexes are similar in most species.
The 5" Cinnamon Flycatcher (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus) is the sole member of that genus. It has bright cinnamon underparts and wing patches.
The 4" Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant (Lophotriccus pileatus) was a difficult bird to photograph. It kept moving around to the tape, but always landed behind leaves or branches, so that I never got a photo. Finally, when we were looking at another bird, one flew in and perched right in front on the camera. It is a cute little guy with an yellow-olive back, streaked white underparts, orange crest and white eye.
Bird Families...I have grouped my photos online by country and/or trip report. I now have a substantial number of photos of birds in several of the families and I know sometimes you would just like to see more of them in 1 place.
Click the link to take you to the gallery. Then you can hit ALL to see all the species or just click on the top left photo to see the first photo and then click NEXT on the top or bottom right to scroll through.
Also, there is a SLIDE SHOW option that you can use that will scroll through all the photos automatically. This option is at the top right. You can select the interval of 1,3,5 or 10 seconds that each photo will be displayed, after you begin the slide show.
I have also put the scientific name and range of the bird below each photo. I will use the most colorful photo I have ...usually a male, but if I don't have that, then a female or juvenile.
Hummingbirds 72 species
Sandpipers 36 species
Plovers 10 species
Gulls, terns, skimmers 33 species
Trogons and Quetzals 7 species
New World Parrots 28 species
Woodpeckers 35 species
Tyrant Flycatchers 75 species
Thrushes 25 species
Tanagers 49 species
Cardinals 23 species
New World Warblers 64 species
Orioles, blackbirds 37 species
Happy birding and photography,
photos copyright 2006 - 2015 David McDonald
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