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Lesser kiskadee

Pitangus lictor


320 msnm. Meters above sea level.

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great kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus A bird on a branch. | the Internet Bird Collection

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AshleyT 5 years ago

I'm not saying that's what it is, I said as far as I know you can't tell them apart by photos when both are in range. You can call it whichever you want I guess, I just don't know which one it is.

Alejandro Borda
Alejandro Borda 5 years ago

Ok, so Lesse Kiskadee it is

AshleyT 5 years ago

The description you just gave of the location fits Scott's description of the Lesser Kiskadee. And they are both present in Colombia, many studies are done on both.

Alejandro Borda
Alejandro Borda 5 years ago

Hi Ashley and Scott. The picture I took it was actually right above a pond and near a river, in a place where te weather is average 33 celsius. Ive read about both Great and Lesser and I actually found in wikipedia a specific mention of a study of a Great in Colombia. So it seems to be a Great. Thank you both!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

I thought the very strong rufous color of the wings and tail in this image would point in favor of the great kiskadee. I also read that the lesser has usually perches low to the ground near water, and that the greater prefers higher perches.

AshleyT 5 years ago

This is either a Great Kiskadee or a Lesser Kiskadee, you cannot tell from a photo alone as the only differences in them are the call and about 2-5 cm in length.

Alejandro Borda
Spotted by
Alejandro Borda

Tolima, Colombia

Lat: 4.15, Long: -74.73

Spotted on Dec 22, 2013
Submitted on Dec 23, 2013

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