Bird Families of the World

Tropical Kingbird

Tyrant Flycatchers form the most speciose bird family and one of the three main branches of passerine diversity in the Neotropics. Many genera have diversified into large numbers of very similar species that pose a challenge in field identification.

The family is Tyrannidae.

There are 422 species placed in 98 genera.

So far I have photographed 81 different species. In case I photographed the male and the female I have added a photograph of both.

See below the groups of which I photographed at least two specie. At the end, I have placed "Various".  Here you will find a collection of genera with only one species photographed. To make it easier you can find the genus name combined with the species name (visible when displaying the photograph)

Click on one of the thumbnails below to see a bigger photograph.

Updated 11/04/2020

 

Tyrants with species in the genera

Knipolegus with 12 species (2)
Hymenops with 1 specie (1)
Gubernetes with 1 specie (1)
Machetornis with 1 specie (1)

 

Bush-Tyrants with species in the genera

Cnemarchus with 1 specie (1)
Myiotheretes with 4 species (1)

 

Chat-Tyrants With species in the genus

Ochthoeca with 10 species (3)

 

Ground-Tyrants  With species in the genus

Muscisaxicola with 13 species (8)

 

Shrike-Tyrants With species in the genus:

Agriornis with 5 species (2)

 

Tit-Tyrants With species in the genera

Anairetes with 6 species (2)
Uromyias with 2 species (1)

 

Water-Tyrants With species in the genera:

Ochthornis with 1 specie (1)
Fluvicola with 3 species (2)

 

Elaenias  With species in the genus:

Elaenia with 21 species (5)

 

Flycatchers With species in the genera

Mitrephanes with 2 species (1)
Empidonax with 15 species (4)
Myiodynastes with 5 species (2)
Pitangus with 2 species (2)
Myiotriccus with 1 specie (1)
Mionectes with 5 species (1)
Tyrannus with 13 species (4)
Hirundinea with 1 specie (1)
Myiarchus with 22 species (4)
Megarynchus with 1 specie (1)
Myiozetetes with 4 species (2)
Phelpsia with 1 specie (1)
Pyrocephalus with 1 specie (1)
Tolmomyias with 5 species (1)
Conopias with 4 species (1)
Leptopogon with 4 species (1)
Pyrrhomyias with 1 specie (1)

 

Tody-Flycatchers  With species in the genera

Todirostrum with 7 species (2)
Poecilotriccus with 12 species (2)

 

Pewees  With species in the genus:

Contopus with 14 species (2)

 

Tyrannulets  With species in the genera

Mecocerculus with 6 species (1)
Tyrannulus with 1 specie (1)
Capsiempis with 1 specie (1)
Phylloscartes with 23 species (1)
Zimmerius with 13 species (1)

 

Various  With species in the genera

Rhytipterna with 3 species (1)
Corythopis with 2 species (1)
Lessonia with 2 species (1)
Sayornis with 1 specie (1)
Xolmis with 8 species (1)
Tachuris with 1 specie (1)
Attila with 8 species (1)
Ramphotrigon with 3 species (1)
Arundinicola with 1 specie (1)