Species of Tyrant Flycatchers


Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Information about the Tyrant Flycatchers


Species in taxonomic order

There are about 429 species.

Genus Ornithion

    • White-lored Tyrannulet, Ornithion inerme
    • Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet, Ornithion semiflavum
    • Brown-capped Tyrannulet, Ornithion brunneicapillum

Genus Camptostoma

Genus Myiopagis

    • Forest Elaenia, Myiopagis gaimardii
    • Foothill Elaenia, Myiopagis olallai
    • Gray Elaenia, Myiopagis caniceps
    • Pacific Elaenia, Myiopagis subplacens
    • Yellow-crowned Elaenia, Myiopagis flavivertex
    • Jamaican Elaenia, Myiopagis cotta
    • Greenish Elaenia, Myiopagis viridicata

Genus Pseudelaenia

  • Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus Grey-and-white Tyrannulet, Pseudelaenia leucospodia

Genus Elaenia

  • Caribbean Elaenia, Elaenia martinica
  • Large Elaenia, Elaenia spectabilis
  • Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Elaenia flavogaster
  • Noronha Elaenia, Elaenia ridleyana
  • White-crested Elaenia, Elaenia albiceps
  • Small-billed Elaenia, Elaenia parvirostris
  • Slaty Elaenia, Elaenia strepera
  • Olivaceous Elaenia, Elaenia mesoleuca
  • Mottle-backed Elaenia, Elaenia gigas
  • Brownish Elaenia, Elaenia pelzelni
  • Plain-crested Elaenia, Elaenia cristata
  • Rufous-crowned Elaenia, Elaenia ruficeps
  • Lesser Elaenia, Elaenia chiriquensis
  • Mountain Elaenia, Elaenia frantzii
  • Highland Elaenia, Elaenia obscura
  • Great Elaenia, Elaenia dayi
  • Sierran Elaenia, Elaenia pallatangae
  • Greater Antillean Elaenia, Elaenia fallax

Genus Serpophaga

  • Torrent Tyrannulet, Serpophaga cinerea
  • Sooty Tyrannulet, Serpophaga nigricans
  • River Tyrannulet, Serpophaga hypoleuca
  • White-crested Tyrannulet, Serpophaga subcristata
  • White-bellied Tyrannulet, Serpophaga munda

Genus Mionectes

  • Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, Mionectes oleagineus
  • Streak-necked Flycatcher, Mionectes striaticollis
  • Olive-striped Flycatcher, Mionectes olivaceus
  • Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Mionectes rufiventris
  • MacConnell's Flycatcher, Mionectes macconnelli

Genus Leptopogon

  • Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, Leptopogon rufipectus
  • Inca Flycatcher, Leptopogon taczanowskii
  • Sepia-capped Flycatcher, Leptopogon amaurocephalus
  • Slaty-capped Flycatcher, Leptopogon superciliaris

Genus Pseudotriccus

  • Bronze-olive Pygmy Tyrant, Pseudotriccus pelzelni
  • Hazel-fronted Pygmy Tyrant, Pseudotriccus simplex
  • Rufous-headed Pygmy Tyrant, Pseudotriccus ruficeps

Genus Phylloscartes

  • Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes ophthalmicus
  • Venezuelan Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes venezuelanus
  • Antioquia Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes lanyoni
  • Spectacled Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes orbitalis
  • Variegated Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes poecilotis
  • Southern Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes eximius
  • Black-fronted Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes nigrifrons
  • Chapman's Bristle Tyrant, Phylloscartes chapmani
  • Ecuadorian Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes gualaquizae
  • Rufous-lored Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes flaviventris
  • Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes parkeri
  • Minas Gerais Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes roquettei
  • Sao Paulo Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes paulistus
  • Oustalet's Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes oustaleti
  • Restinga Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes kronei
  • Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes difficilis
  • Alagoas Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes ceciliae
  • Mottle-cheeked Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes ventralis
  • Bahia Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes beckeri
  • Yellow-green Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes flavovirens
  • Olive-green Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes virescens
  • Rufous-browed Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes superciliaris
  • Bay-ringed Tyrannulet, Phylloscartes sylviolus

Cassin's KingbirdGenus Phyllomyias

  • Planalto Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias fasciatus
  • White-fronted Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias zeledoni
  • Rough-legged Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias burmeisteri
  • Greenish Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias virescens
  • Reiser's Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias reiseri
  • Sclater's Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias sclateri
  • Gray-capped Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias griseocapilla
  • Sooty-headed Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias griseiceps
  • Plumbeous-crowned Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias plumbeiceps
  • Black-capped Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias nigrocapillus
  • Ashy-headed Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias cinereiceps
  • Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet, Phyllomyias uropygialis

Genus Zimmerius

  • Mistletoe Tyrannulet or Paltry Tyrannulet, Zimmerius vilissimus,
  • Venezuelan Tyrannulet, Zimmerius improbus
  • Bolivian Tyrannulet, Zimmerius bolivianus
  • Red-billed Tyrannulet, Zimmerius cinereicapillus
  • Slender-footed Tyrannulet, Zimmerius gracilipes
  • Peruvian Tyrannulet, Zimmerius viridiflavus
  • Golden-faced Tyrannulet, Zimmerius chrysops

Genus Sublegatus

  • Amazonian Scrub Flycatcher, Sublegatus obscurior
  • Northern Scrub Flycatcher, Sublegatus arenarum
  • Southern Scrub Flycatcher, Sublegatus modestus

Genus Suiriri

  • Suiriri Flycatcher, Suiriri suiriri

Genus Mecocerculus

  • White-throated Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus leucophrys
  • White-tailed Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus poecilocercus
  • Buff-banded Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus hellmayri
  • Rufous-winged Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus calopterus
  • Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus minor
  • White-banded Tyrannulet, Mecocerculus stictopterus

Genus Inezia

  • Slender-billed Tyrannulet, Inezia tenuirostris
  • Plain Tyrannulet, Inezia inornata
  • Pale-tipped Tyrannulet, Inezia subflava

Genus Stigmatura

  • Lesser Wagtail-tyrant, Stigmatura napensis
  • Greater Wagtail-tyrant, Stigmatura budytoides

Genus Uromyias

  • Agile Tit-tyrant, Uromyias agilis
  • Unstreaked Tit-tyrant, Uromyias agraphia

Genus Anairetes

  • Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant, Anairetes alpinus
  • Black-crested Tit-tyrant, Anairetes nigrocristatus
  • Pied-crested Tit-tyrant, Anairetes reguloides
  • Yellow-billed Tit-tyrant, Anairetes flavirostris
  • Juan Fernandez Tit-tyrant, Anairetes fernandezianus
  • Tufted Tit-Tyrant, Anairetes parulus

Many-colored Rush Tyrant, Tachuris rubrigastraCommon Tufted Flycatcher Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Sharp-tailed Tyrant, Culicivora caudacuta

Genus Polystictus

  • Bearded Tachuri, Polystictus pectoralis
  • Gray-backed Tachuri, Polystictus superciliaris

Genus Pseudocolopteryx

    • Crested Doradito, Pseudocolopteryx sclateri
  • Dinelli's Doradito, Pseudocolopteryx dinellianus
  • Subtropical Doradito, Pseudocolopteryx acutipennis
  • Warbling Doradito, Pseudocolopteryx flaviventris

Genus Euscarthmus

  • Tawny-crowned Pygmy Tyrant, Euscarthmus meloryphus
  • Rufous-sided Pygmy Tyrant, Euscarthmus rufomarginatus

Genus Myiornis

Genus Lophotriccus

  • Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant, Lophotriccus pileatus
  • Double-banded Pygmy Tyrant, Lophotriccus vitiosus
  • Long-crested Pygmy Tyrant, Lophotriccus eulophotes
  • Helmeted Pygmy Tyrant, Lophotriccus galeatus
  • Pale-eyed Pygmy Tyrant, Lophotriccus pilaris

Genus Oncostoma

  • Northern Bentbill, Oncostoma cinereigulare
  • Southern Bentbill, Oncostoma olivaceum

Genus Poecilotriccus

  • Rufous-crowned Tody-tyrant, Poecilotriccus ruficeps
  • Slate-headed Tody-tyrant, Poecilotriccus sylvia
  • Black-and-white Tody-tyrant, Poecilotriccus capitalis
  • White-cheeked Tody-tyrant, Poecilotriccus albifacies

Black-chested Tyrant, Taeniotriccus andreiYellowish Flycatcher, Empidonax flavescens

Genus Hemitriccus

  • Snethlage's Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus minor
  • Boat-billed Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus josephinae
  • Flammulated Bamboo Tyrant, Hemitriccus flammulatus
  • Drab-breasted Bamboo Tyrant, Hemitriccus diops
  • Brown-breasted Bamboo Tyrant, Hemitriccus obsoletus
  • White-eyed Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus zosterops
  • Zimmer's Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus minimus
  • Eye-ringed Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus orbitatus
  • Johannes' Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus iohannis
  • Stripe-necked Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus striaticollis
  • Hangnest Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus nidipendulus
  • Yungas Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus spodiops
  • Pearly-vented Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus margaritaceiventer
  • Pelzeln's Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus inornatus
  • Black-throated Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus granadensis
  • Buff-throated Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus rufigularis
  • Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus
  • Buff-breasted Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus mirandae
  • Kaempfer's Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus kaempferi
  • Fork-tailed Tody-tyrant, Hemitriccus furcatus

Genus Todirostrum

  • Buff-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum senex
  • Ruddy Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum russatum
  • Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum plumbeiceps
  • Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum latirostre
  • Smoky-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum fumifrons
  • Spotted Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum maculatum
  • Yellow-lored Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum poliocephalum
  • Short-tailed Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum viridanum
  • Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum nigriceps
  • Painted Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum pictum
  • Golden-winged Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum calopterum
  • Black-backed Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum pulchellum
  • Common Tody-Flycatcher or Black-fronted Tody-flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum
  • Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum

Genus Corythopis

  • Ringed Antpipit, Corythopis torquata
  • Southern Antpipit, Corythopis delalandi

Brownish Flycatcher, Cnipodectes subbrunneus

Genus Ramphotrigon

  • Large-headed Flatbill, Ramphotrigon megacephala
  • Dusky-tailed Flatbill, Ramphotrigon fuscicauda
  • Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Ramphotrigon ruficauda

Genus Rhynchocyclus

  • Eye-ringed Flatbill, Rhynchocyclus brevirostris
  • Pacific Flatbill, Rhynchocyclus pacificus
  • Olivaceous Flatbill, Rhynchocyclus olivaceus
  • Fulvous-breasted Flatbill, Rhynchocyclus fulvipectus

Genus Tolmomyias

Mistletoe TyrannuletGenus Platyrinchus

  • Cinnamon-crested Spadebill, Platyrinchus saturatus
  • Stub-tailed Spadebill, Platyrinchus cancrominus
  • Yellow-throated Spadebill, Platyrinchus flavigularis
  • Golden-crowned Spadebill, Platyrinchus coronatus
  • White-throated Spadebill, Platyrinchus mystaceus
  • White-crested Spadebill, Platyrinchus platyrhynchos
  • Russet-winged Spadebill, Platyrinchus leucoryphus

Royal Flycatcher, Onychorhynchus coronatus

Ornate Flycatcher, Myiotriccus ornatus

Genus Myiophobus

  • Flavescent Flycatcher, Myiophobus flavicans
  • Orange-crested Flycatcher, Myiophobus phoenicomitra
  • Roraiman Flycatcher, Myiophobus roraimae
  • Unadorned Flycatcher, Myiophobus inornatus
  • Handsome Flycatcher, Myiophobus pulcher
  • Orange-banded Flycatcher, Myiophobus lintoni
  • Ochraceous-breasted Flycatcher, Myiophobus ochraceiventris
  • Bran-colored Flycatcher, Myiophobus fasciatus
  • Olive-chested Flycatcher, Myiophobus cryptoxanthus

Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher, Terenotriccus erythrurus

Genus Myiobius

  • Tawny-breasted Flycatcher, Myiobius villosus
  • Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher, Myiobius sulphureipygius
  • Whiskered Flycatcher, Myiobius barbatus
  • Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Myiobius mastacalis
  • Black-tailed Flycatcher, Myiobius atricaudus

Cinnamon Tyrant, Neopipo cinnamomea

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Pyrrhomyias cinnamomea

Cliff Flycatcher, Hirundinea ferruginea

Fuscous Flycatcher, Cnemotriccus fuscatus

Genus Lathrotriccus

  • Euler's Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus euleri
  • Grey-breasted Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus griseipectus

Genus Aphanotriccus: is a small genus of passerine birds in the tyrant flycatcher family. They breed in the Caribbean lowlands and foothills of Central America. There are just two species

Genus Xenotriccus

  • Belted Flycatcher, Xenotriccus callizonus
  • Pileated Flycatcher, Xenotriccus mexicanus

Genus Mitrephanes

Yellow-olive Flatbill or Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)Genus Contopus/ Pewees

Genus Empidonax

Genus SayornisVermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus

Genus Silvicultrix

  • Jelski's Chat-tyrant, Silvicultrix jelskii
  • Yellow-bellied Chat-tyrant, Silvicultrix diadema
  • Golden-browed Chat-tyrant, Silvicultrix pulchella

Genus Ochthoeca

  • Crowned Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca frontalis
  • Peruvian Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca spodionota
  • Slaty-backed Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca cinnamomeiventris
  • Maroon-chested Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca thoracica
  • Piura Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca piurae
  • D'Orbigny's Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca oenanthoides
  • Rufous-breasted Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca rufipectoralis
  • Brown-backed Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca fumicolor
  • White-browed Chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca leucophrys

Tumbes Tyrant, Tumbezia salvini

Patagonian Tyrant, Colorhamphus parvirostris

Drab Water Tyrant, Ochthornis littoralis

Red-rumped Bush Tyrant, Cnemarchus erythropygius

Genus Myiotheretes

  • Streak-throated Bush Tyrant, Myiotheretes striaticollis
  • Santa Marta Bush Tyrant, Myiotheretes pernix
  • Smoky Bush Tyrant, Myiotheretes fumigatus
  • Rufous-bellied Bush Tyrant, Myiotheretes fuscorufus

Genus Xolmis

  • Fire-eyed Diucon, Xolmis pyrope
  • Gray Monjita, Xolmis cinerea
  • Black-crowned Monjita, Xolmis coronata
  • White-rumped Monjita, Xolmis velata
  • White Monjita, Xolmis irupero
  • Rusty-backed Monjita, Xolmis rubetra
  • Salinas Monjita, Xolmis salinarum

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

  • Black-and-white Monjita, Heteroxolmis dominicana
  • Chocolate-vented Tyrant, Neoxolmis rufiventris

Genus Agriornis

  • Black-billed Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis montana
  • White-tailed Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis andicola
  • Great Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis livida
  • Gray-bellied Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis microptera
  • Lesser Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis murina

Rufous-webbed Tyrant, Polioxolmis rufipennis

Genus Muscisaxicola

  • Spot-billed Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola maculirostris
  • Little Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola fluviatilis
  • Dark-faced Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola macloviana
  • Cinnamon-bellied Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola capistrata
  • Rufous-naped Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola rufivertex
  • Puna Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola juninensis
  • White-browed Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola albilora
  • Plain-capped Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola alpina
  • Cinereous Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola cinerea
  • White-fronted Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola albifrons
  • Ochre-naped Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola flavinucha
  • Black-fronted Ground Tyrant, Muscisaxicola frontalis
  • Short-tailed Field Tyrant, Muscigralla brevicauda

Genus Lessonia

  • Andean Negrito, Lessonia oreas
  • Austral Negrito, Lessonia rufa

Genus Knipolegus

  • Cinereous Tyrant, Knipolegus striaticeps
  • Hudson's Black Tyrant, Knipolegus hudsoni
  • Amazonian Black Tyrant, Knipolegus poecilocercus
  • Andean Tyrant, Knipolegus signatus
  • Blue-billed Black Tyrant, Knipolegus cyanirostris
  • Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Knipolegus poecilurus
  • Riverside Tyrant, Knipolegus orenocensis
  • White-winged Black Tyrant, Knipolegus aterrimus
  • Caatinga Black Tyrant, Knipolegus franciscanus
  • Velvety Black Tyrant, Knipolegus nigerrimus
  • Crested Black Tyrant, Knipolegus lophotes

Spectacled Tyrant, Hymenops perspicillatus

Genus Fluvicola

White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Arundinicola leucocephala

Genus Alectrurus

  • Cock-tailed Tyrant, Alectrurus tricolor
  • Strange-tailed Tyrant, Alectrurus risora

Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Gubernetes yetapa

Yellow-browed Tyrant, Satrapa icterophrys

Long-tailed Tyrant, Colonia colonus

Cattle Tyrant, Machetornis rixosus

Shear-tailed Gray Tyrant, Muscipipra vetula

Genus Attila

Genus Casiornis

  • Rufous Casiornis, Casiornis rufa
  • Ash-throated Casiornis, Casiornis fusca

Sirystes, Sirystes sibilatorTropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

Genus Rhytipterna

  • Rufous Mourner, Rhytipterna holerythra
  • Grayish Mourner, Rhytipterna simplex
  • Pale-bellied Mourner, Rhytipterna immunda

Genus Myiarchus

Flammulated Flycatcher, Deltarhynchus flammulatus

Lesser Kiskadee, Philohydor lictor

Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus

Boat-billed Flycatcher, Megarynchus pitangua

Genus Myiozetetes

Genus Conopias

  • White-ringed Flycatcher, Conopias albovittata
  • Three-striped Flycatcher, Conopias trivirgata
  • Yellow-throated Flycatcher, Conopias parva
  • Lemon-browed Flycatcher, Conopias cinchoneti

Genus Myiodynastes

  • Golden-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes hemichrysus
  • Golden-crowned Flycatcher, Myiodynastes chrysocephalus
  • Baird's Flycatcher, Myiodynastes bairdii
  • Streaked Flycatcher, Myiodynastes maculatus
  • Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes luteiventris

Piratic Flycatcher, Legatus leucophaius

White-bearded Flycatcher, Phelpsia inornata

Variegated Flycatcher, Empidonomus varius

Crowned Slaty Flycatcher, Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus

Sulphury Flycatcher, Tyrannopsis sulphurea

Genus Tyrannus, kingbirds

Genus Schiffornis

  • Greater Schiffornis, Schiffornis major
  • Thrush-like Schiffornis, Schiffornis turdinus
  • Greenish Schiffornis, Schiffornis virescens

White-naped Xenopsaris, Xenopsaris albinucha

Genus Pachyramphus, becards

Genus Tityra



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