Tag: all of Tyrannus

Rejection of artificial parasite eggs by gray kingbirds in the bahamas

Grey Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) Science Article 1 abstract We added artificial Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis) eggs to Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis) nests in the Bahamas, where Shiny Cowbirds were first recorded in 1993. Gray Kingbirds ejected 85% of artificial eggs within 48 hr of addition. Based upon the short time of contact between the two […]

Unusual bathing behavior of the Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Colombia

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) Science Article 1 abstract While conducting a crocodile (Crocorlylus sp.) census along the Tomo River, Vichada, Colombia, I observed Fork-tailed Flycatchers (Tyrarznus savana) engaged in unusual group behavior. Six birds were perched 10 m up in a dead tree at water’s edge on the south bank of the river. The birds […]

Thick-billed Kingbird (Tyrannus crassirostris)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Tyrannus crassirostris | [UK] Thick-billed Kingbird | [FR] Tyran brun | [DE] Dickschnabel-Tyrann | [ES] Tirano Piquigrueso | [NL] Diksnavelkoningstiran Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tyrannus crassirostris NA, MA sw USA to Guatemala Tyrannus crassirostris crassirostris Tyrannus crassirostris pompalis Physical charateristics […]

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)

Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Tyrannus verticalis | [UK] Western Kingbird | [FR] Tyran de l’Ouest | [DE] Arkansastyrann | [ES] Tirano Occidental | [NL] Arkansaskoningstiran Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The most widespread kingbird in the West. Like several similar species, it has a yellowish belly and gray […]

White-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis)

White-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis) [order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Tyrannus albogularis | [UK] White-throated Kingbird | [FR] Tyran a gorge blanche | [DE] Burmeistertyrann | [ES] Tirano Gorgiblanco | [NL] Witkeelkoningstiran Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The White-throated Kingbird resembles the Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) but has a much paler head which emphasises […]

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Tyrannus melancholicus | [UK] Tropical Kingbird | [FR] Tyran melancolique | [DE] rauerkonigstyrann | [ES] Tirano Melancolico | [IT] Tiranno tropicale | [NL] Tropische Koningstiran Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tyrannus melancholicus NA, LA sw USA to c Argentina Tyrannus melancholicus […]

Fork tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana)

[order] Passeriformes | [family] Tyrannidae | [latin] Tyrannus savana | [UK] Fork-tailed Flycatcher | [FR] Tyran des savanes | [DE] Gabelschwanz-Konigstyrann | [ES] Tijereta Sabanera | [IT] Tiranno codaforcuta meridionale | [NL] Vorkstaart-koningstiran Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Tyrannus savana LA s Mexico to Uruguay Tyrannus savana circumdatus […]