Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus

Colombian name: Atrapamoscas Canelo
Cinnamon Flycatcher, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia
April 2012

The Cinnamon Flycatcher is distributed from northern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia to north western Argentina. See the distribution map at NatureServe. 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 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.

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image 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.

Cinnamon Flycatcher, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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