|Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus
Colombian name: Atrapamoscas Canelo
|Colombia and Ecuador
The Cinnamon Flycatcher is distributed from northern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia to north western Argentina. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in clearings and at the borders of forest mainly from about 1,200 to 3,000 metres.
The disjunct population at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, seen in photos 1 to 3, is a distinct sub-species P. c assimilis. This is the most cinnamon of all the sub-species with an almost entirely cinnamon tail and much less black on the wings.
|They perch erectly on horizontal branches often at the
side of roads or trails. From this perch they sally to catch insects and often return to the same perch.
The call is a rattling trill.
|Photo 4 from Risaralda Colombia and photos 5 and 6 from Pichincha, Ecuador are of the sub-species P. c. pyrrhopterus showing a darker tail and more black on the wings than the Santa Marta sub-species.|
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