Antioquia Bristle-tyrant

South America


Pogonotriccus lanyoni


Its small population live in fragmented areas within the forest. Massive clearing efforts to make way for human activities have caused its dwindling numbers.

The Antioquia Bristle-Tyrant is a type of passerine bird from the Tyrannidae family and it is endemic to Colombia. Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, an American ornithologist and entomologist, was the first to discover it during the late 1940s. But it was only in 1988 that it was officially described and categorized to belong with the Phylloscartes genus.

Foraging behaviour is observed exclusively within the semi-deciduous foothill forest of the Andes Mountains, leaping out to snatch insects and other similar creatures around the area. This tyrant flycatcher bird is known for its tuneless song which is composed of wheezing notes and stuttered