Cinnamon Flycatcher

Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus

The Cinnamon Flycatcher is a small bird belonging to the Tyrannidae family that is commonly found in the Andean subtropical zone. Its distinct features include entirely cinnamon underparts, a brown back, and a bright rufous wing patch. The species is typically observed in pairs, perched conspicuously at the edge of the cloud forest, and both males and females have similar appearances. The bird’s voice, characterized by a sputtering, slightly descending trill, is a useful means of detecting it. The subspecies present in Venezuela and northern Colombia have even brighter cinnamon coloration on the back and wings than those found further south. You can catch sight of this species on our luxury bird photography tours.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo