South America - Large Song Birds

On this page you will find pictures of (medium to) large song birds photographed by me in Colombia and Peru.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Masked Trogon - Maskertrogon (T.p.s.)
  2. Masked Trogon - Maskertrogon (T.p.a.)
  3. Blue-crowned Trogon - Blauwkruintrogon
  4. Golden-headed Quetzal - Goudkopquetzal
  5. Whooping Motmot - Caribische Motmot
  6. Andean Motmot - Hooglandmotmot
  7. Bluish-fronted Jacamar - Blauwkruinglansvogel
  8. Russet-throated Puffbird - Roestkeelbaardkoekoek
  9. Moustached Puffbird - Knevelbaardkoekoek
  10. Black-fronted Nunbird - Zwartvoorhoofdtrappist
  11. Red-headed Barbet - Roodkopbaardvogel
  12. Stout-billed Cinclodes - Grootsnavelwipstaart
  13. Pale-legged Hornero - Bleekpoot-ovenvogel
  14. Montane Foliage-gleaner - Bergbladspeurder
  15. Plumbeous Antbird - Chamicurus-miervogel
  16. Blue-lored Antbird - Blauwmaskermiervogel
  17. Tawny Antpitta - Bergmierpitta
  18. Brown-banded Antpitta - Caldasmierpitta
  19. Bicoloured Antpitta - Tweekleurige Mierpitta
  20. Chestnut-crowned Antpitta - Roestkapmierpitta
  21. Slate-crowned Antpitta - Grijskapdwergmierpitta
  22. Andean Cock-of-the-rock - Rode Rotshaan
  23. White-throated Tyrannulet - Witkeeltachuri
  24. Ringed Antpipit - Geringde Piepertiran 
  25. Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant - Bruinrugtapuittiran 
  26. Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant - Santa Marta Struiktiran
  27. Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant - Leeuwerik-grondtiran
  28. Taczanowski's Ground-Tyrant - Taczanowsk's Grondtiran
  29. Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant - Roodnek-grondtiran
  30. Cattle Tyrant - Veetiran
  31. Rusty-margined Flycatcher - Roestvleugeltiran 
  1. Social Flycatcher - Roodkruintiran 
  2. Great Kiskadee - Grote Kiskadie (P.s. caucensis)
  3. Great Kiskadee - Grote Kiskadie (P.s. sulphuratus)
  4. Golden-crowned Flycatcher - Goudkruintiran
  5. Streaked Flycatcher - Gestreepte Tiran
  6. Boat-billed Flycatcher - Bootsnaveltiran
  7. Tropical Kingbird - Tropische Koningstiran
  8. Eastern Kingbird - Koningstiran
  9. Grey Kingbird - Grijze Koningstiran
  10. Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Vorkstaart-koningstiran
  11. Cinereous Mourner - Grauwe Treurtiran
  12. White-capped Dipper - Witkopwaterspreeuw
  13. Chiguanco Thrush - Chiguanco-lijster
  14. Great Thrush - Reuzenlijster
  15. Andean Slaty Thrush - Witoksellijster
  16. Pale-breasted Thrush - Vaalborstlijster
  17. Black-billed Thrush - Zwartsnavellijster
  18. Clay-coloured Thrush - Gray-lijster
  19. Black-billed Peppershrike - Zwartsnavelpeperklauwier
  20. Streaked Saltator - Gestreepte Saltator (S.s.p.)
  21. Streaked Saltator - Gestreepte Saltator (S.s.s.)
  22. Greyish Saltator - Grijze Saltator
  23. Buff-throated Saltator - Bontkeelsaltator
  24. Golden-bellied Grosbeak - Geelbuikkardinaal
  25. Peruvian Meadowlark - Peruaanse Weidespreeuw
  26. Shiny Cowbird - Glanskoevogel
  27. Great-tailed Grackle - Langstaarttroepiaal
  28. Carib Grackle - Caribische Troepiaal
  29. Yellow-backed Oriole - Geelrugtroepiaal
  30. Yellow Oriole - Gele Troepiaal
  31. Red-capped Cardinal - Zwartkeelkardinaal

Masked Trogon
Maskertrogon
(Trogon personatus sanctamartae)

El Dorado Lodge area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
26 October 2014

There are 8 recognized subspecies of Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus).
Trogon personatus sanctamartae is found in the Santa Marta Mountains of northeastern Colombia.

Masked Trogon
Maskertrogon
(Trogon personatus assimilis)

Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

There are 8 recognized subspecies of Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus).
Trogon personatus assimilis is found in the subtropics of the west Andean slope in Colombia and Ecuador.

Blue-crowned Trogon
Blauwkruintrogon
Manu Wildlife Center area, Peru
28 June 2009
Golden-headed Quetzal
Goudkopquetzal
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Whooping Motmot
Caribische Motmot
Pozo Azul, Minca area,
Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia
31 October 2014

Blue-crowned Motmot was split in 2010 into five species:
1. Blue-crowned Motmot (M. coeruliceps),
2. Whooping Motmot (M. subrufescens),
3. Trinidad Motmot (M. bahamensis),
4. Amazonian Motmot (M. momota), and
5. Andean Motmot (T. aequatorialis).

Andean Motmot
Hooglandmotmot
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Bluish-fronted Jacamar
Blauwkruinglansvogel
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
12 June 2009
Russet-throated Puffbird
Roestkeelbaardkoekoek
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Moustached Puffbird
Knevelbaardkoekoek
Hotel Tinamú Nature Reserve,
Manizales, Colombia
26 June 2015

Black-fronted Nunbird
Zwartvoorhoofdtrappist
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
9 June 2009
Red-headed Barbet
Roodkopbaardvogel
Manizales, Colombia
21 June 2015

One of the parents is taking out the garbage from the nest.

Stout-billed Cinclodes
Grootsnavelwipstaart
Los Nevados National Park,
Manizales, Colombia
23 June 2015

Pale-legged Hornero
Bleekpoot-ovenvogel
Manu Wildlife Center area, Peru
28 June 2009
Montane Foliage-gleaner
Bergbladspeurder
El Dorado Lodge area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
29 October 2014
Plumbeous Antbird
Chamicurus-miervogel
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
27 May 2009
Blue-lored Antbird
Blauwmaskermiervogel
Hotel Tinamú Nature Reserve,
Manizales, Colombia
26 June 2015

Tawny Antpitta
Bergmierpitta
Los Nevados National Park,
Manizales, Colombia
23 June 2015

Brown-banded Antpitta
Caldasmierpitta
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

This medium to large (18 cm) antpitta species is endemic to Colombia and is only occuring in the central Andes area.

This species has a small range and population and is threatened by habitat loss.
Bicoloured Antpitta
Tweekleurige Mierpitta
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta
Roestkapmierpitta
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015
Slate-crowned Antpitta
Grijskapdwergmierpitta
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Rode Rotshaan
Montezuma Lodge area,
Parque Nacional Tatamá,
Risaraldas, Colombia
29 June 2015

White-throated Tyrannulet
Witkeeltachuri
San Lorenzo,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
28 October 2014
Ringed Antpipit
Geringde Piepertiran
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
26 May 2009
Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant
Bruinrugtapuittiran
Los Nevados National Park,
Manizales, Colombia
23 June 2015

Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant
Santa Marta Struiktiran
San Lorenzo,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
27 October 2014

An endemic.

Spot-billed Ground-Tyrant
Leeuwerik-grondtiran
Cusco, Peru
30 June 2009
Taczanowski's Ground-Tyrant
Taczanowsk's Grondtiran
Cusco, Peru
30 June 2009
Rufous-naped Ground-Tyrant
Roodnek-grondtiran
Cusco, Peru
30 June 2009
Cattle Tyrant
Veetiran
Simon Bolivar Airport,
Santa Marta, Colombia
2 November 2014
Rusty-margined Flycatcher
Roestvleugeltiran
Hotel Tinamú Nature Reserve,
Manizales, Colombia
26 June 2015

Social Flycatcher
Roodkruintiran
(Myiozetetes similis columbianus)

Pozo Azul, Minca area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
31 October 2014

There are seven recognized subspecies of the Social Flycatcher.
M.s. columbianus is found in southwest Costa Rica and Panma, the northern coast of Colombia and in northern Venezuela.
For the subspecies M. s. texensis, see C-America.
Great Kiskadee
Grote Kiskadie (P.s. caucensis)
Arauca area, Manizales,
Colombia
24 June 2015

There are currently 10 recognized subspecies of the Great Kiskadee.

This is Pitangus sulphuratus caucensis which is found in West & South Colombia.

Great Kiskadee
Grote Kiskadie (P.s. sulphuratus)
Cocha Blanco,
Manu Wildlife Center area,
Peru
28 June 2009

There are currently 10 recognized subspecies of the Great Kiskadee.

This is Pitangus sulphuratus sulphuratus which is found in North Brazil and East of Andes from South-east Colombia and East Ecuador to South Peru.
Golden-crowned Flycatcher
Goudkruintiran
El Dorado Lodge area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
26 October 2014
Streaked Flycatcher
Gestreepte Tiran
Minca,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
24 October 2014

Boat-billed Flycatcher
Bootsnaveltiran
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya,
Peru
11 June 2009

Tropical Kingbird
Tropische Koningstiran
Manizales area,
Colombia
24 June 2015

There are 3 recognized subspecies of the Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus).
The one occurring in the Andes of Colombia south to Peru is Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus.

Eastern Kingbird
Koningstiran
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya,
Peru
10 June 2009

 

Grey Kingbird
Grijze Koningstiran
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Vorkstaart-koningstiran
Arauca area, Manizales, Colombia,
24 June 2015

Cinereous Mourner
Grauwe Treurtiran
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya,
Peru
27 May 2009
White-capped Dipper
Witkopwaterspreeuw
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Chiguanco Thrush
Chiguanco-lijster
Ollantaytambo, Peru
5 June 2009
Great Thrush
Reuzenlijster
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015
Andean Slaty Thrush
Witoksellijster
Cusco, Peru
30 June 2009
Pale-breasted Thrush
Vaalborstlijster
Pozo Azul, Minca area,
Colombia
31 October 2014
Black-billed Thrush
Zwartsnavellijster
Hotel Tinamú Nature Reserve,
Manizales, Colombia
26 June 2015
Clay-coloured Thrush
Gray-lijster
Hotel Tinamú Nature Reserve,
Manizales, Colombia
26 June 2015

Black-billed Peppershrike
Zwartsnavelpeperklauwier
Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco,
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Streaked Saltator
Gestreepte Saltator
(S.s. perstriatus)

Pozo Azul, Minca area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
31 October 2014

There are currently 10 recognized subspecies of the Streaked Saltator.

This is Saltator striatipectus perstriatus which is found in North-east Colombia to the East through mountains of North Venezuela.
Streaked Saltator
Gestreepte Saltator
(S.s. striatipectus)

Hotel Tinamú Nature Reserve,
Manizales, Colombia
26 June 2015

There are currently 10 recognized subspecies of the Streaked Saltator.

This is Saltator striatipectus striatipectus which is found in East Panama and West Colombia to North Ecuador.

Greyish Saltator
Grijze Saltator
Minca,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
24 October 2014
Buff-throated Saltator
Bontkeelsaltator
Pozo Azul area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
31 October 2014
Golden-bellied Grosbeak
Geelbuikkardinaal
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
28 October 2014
Peruvian Meadowlark
Peruaanse Weidespreeuw
Arauca area, Manizales,
Colombia
24-6-2015

Shiny Cowbird
Glanskoevogel
Manizales, Colombia
22 June 2015

Great-tailed Grackle
Langstaarttroepiaal
Santa Marta, Colombia
24 October 2014

This is a female.
For the male, see N-America.

Carib Grackle
Caribische Troepiaal
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Yellow-backed Oriole
Geelrugtroepiaal
Campano area,
Santa Marta Mountains,
Colombia
31 October 2014
Yellow Oriole
Gele Troepiaal
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Red-capped Cardinal
Zwartkeelkardinaal
Puerto Maldonado, Peru
30 May 2009
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