Flycatchers – Old World and Tyrant
A Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata – Grauschnäpper) made a surprising visit in front of the kitchen window today. This is an Old World Flycatcher. (Please click on the photo to enlarge).
It reminded me, that I haven’t put up the Flycatchers we saw in Panama – which are all Tyrant Flycatchers. (And for those who understand German, please note those amazing German names…)
The cute little ones are the Common Tody Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum – Grau-Gelb Todityrann)
and the Southern Bentbill (Oncostoma olivaceum – Gelbkehl-Krummschnabeltyrann) – I was so happy that I got a decent photo of this fast little bird.
One with a very funny “hair-do” is the Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster – Gelbbauch-Olivtyrann). It’s crest is divided in the middle, therefor the head on the photo looks like it’s out of focus. (Click on the photo to enlarge).
Definitely not such a good photo is the one from the Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher (Myiobius barbatus – Gelbbürzeltyrann), but the sulphur rump is visible.
The Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana – Gabelschwanzkönigstyrann) was never very close, but close enough to see the impressive tail:
The Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus – Südlicher Fleckenmaskentyrann):
The Rusty-margined Flycatcher (Myiozetetes cayanensis – Rotschwingen Maskentyrann):
The Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis – Rotscheitel Maskentyrann):
The Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius – Kurzschnabel Maskentyrann):
And these are the rather common Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus – Schwefelmaskentyrann):
and the Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus – Trauerkönigstyrann):