Archive for 'Tyrannidae'

Blue-billed Black Tyrant (Knipolegus cyanirostris)

On the way to the Itatiaia park entrance, towards Agulhas Negras, you’ll find the only sturdy man-made construction – a bridge painted in white. From here you have great views of the montane forest, the land below and the shrubs and small trees in the gully below in particular. During my brief stay here I […]

Shear-tailed Grey Tyrant (Muscipipra vetula)

On the way to the Itatiaia park entrance, towards Agulhas Negras, you’ll find the only sturdy man-made construction – a bridge painted in white. From here you have great views of the montane forest, the land below and the shrubs and small trees in the gully below in particular. Altitude: 2146 metres.

Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox)

Resembles Swainson’s flycatcher, but it has pinkish coloration on base of lower mandible (beak), this one is all black/dark. Altitude: 1021 metres.

Yellow-lored Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum poliocephalum)

This tiny bird is easier to hear than see, but in the garden of Hotel do Ype chances are much better than in the dense forest around. Also called grey-headed tody-flycatcher. Altitude: 1021 metres.

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum)

This is such a tiny bird – around 9 cm in length, so close encounters are required to get any decent shots. This day I was in luck, as it chose this branch on one of the closets trees to the western canopy tower of Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox)

Very similar to swainson’s and dusky-capped flycatcher, so best way to identification is its song. Most likely you’ll hear it long before you see it. This one had a quick stop at this dead palm frond by the river.

Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)

If you know of a dead tree, or a tree with a dead branch nearby – just wait there for a while and you’re bound to find flycatchers or other birds with a need to have an unobstructed view. This is from the only lookout point in the park, so this flycatcher both had an […]

Cliff Flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea)

A perfect spot for a flycatcher – a dead branch overlooking a wide area of land. It seemed at ease with humans approaching, and was busy chasing prey, grooming and stretching wings in various postures.