Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Antioquia Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus lanyoni)


French: Tyranneau de Lanyon German: Antioquialaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito antioqueño

Phylloscartes lanyoni

G. R. Graves

, 1988,

El Pescado, Antioquia, Colombia


Close to P. venezuelanus and P. orbitalis. Monotypic.


E & N slopes of C Andes (Antioquia and Caldas) and W slope of E cordillera (Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Santander), in Colombia.

Descriptive notes

11·5 cm; c. 8 g. Has grey crown, yellowish-white lores and prominent broken eyering; face and auriculars mottled yellowish, faintly bordered above and behind by... read more


Song similar to other Pogonotriccus: a short, stuttering, descending trill, lasting c. 2... read more


Semi-deciduous foothill forest, at 450–1090 m.

Food and feeding

Forages singly or in pairs, often with mixed-species flocks. Little information; diet and behaviour presumably much as for closely related... read more


Almost unknown. Nesting recorded in Mar, male with enlarged testes collected in May, and family group observed in Jun.



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Nechí Lowlands EBA. Resticted to a 60-km stretch of middle Magdalena Valley in C Andes and W slope of E Andes in... read more

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2020). Antioquia Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus lanyoni). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 29 January 2020).