Cinnamon Flycatcher

Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus

The Cinnamon Flycatcher belongs to the Tyrannidae family and it is often seen in the Andean subtropical zone. It is fairly small size, with entirely cinnamon underparts, brown back, and bright rufous wing patch render this species distinctive. This species is usually found in pairs, perched conspicuously at the edge of the cloud forest. Both females and males are alike.

Its voice is also a good way to detect this species: listen for the sputtering, slightly descending trill. The subspecies found in Venezuela and northern Colombia is even brighter cinnamon than its southern counterparts, especially on the back and wings. You can see it on our luxury bird photography tours.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo