Black-tailed Tityra

The Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana, is a medium-sized passerine bird of tropical South America. The tityras have been placed in the cotinga or the tyrant flycatcher families by various authors. But the weight of evidence strongly suggest they and their closest relatives are better separated as Tityridae; the AOU for example advocates this separation.

The Black-tailed Tityra is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana, is a medium-sized passerine bird of tropical South America. The tityras have been placed in the cotinga or the tyrant flycatcher families (Cotingidae and Tyrannidae) by various authors. But the weight of evidence strongly suggest they and their closest relatives are better separated as Tityridae; the AOU for example advocates this separation. More

Aspects of the topic black-tailed tityra are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * range and description (in tityra (bird)) ...order Passeriformes). The masked tityra (Tityra semifasciata) is common in woods and open country from Mexico to Bolivia and Brazil, the black-tailed tityra (T. cayana) occurs throughout tropical South America, and the black-crowned tityra (T. More

The Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana, was formerly placed in the cotinga family, but is now more considered to be a tyrant flycatcher, although Stiles and Skutch separate the tityras as part of a separate family, the Tityridae. They are usually seen seen alone or in pairs, perched conspicuosly as they forage for food. Description: Length: 22 cm long; Weight: 60g. More

Black-tailed Tityra determination Similar species Tyrannidae Amazonian Royal Flycatcher | Bearded Tachuri | Black-capped Becard | Black-chested Tyrant | Black-crowned Tityra | Black-tailed Tityra | Boat-billed Flycatcher | Boat-billed Tody-Tyrant | Bran-coloured Flycatcher | Brown-crested Flycatcher | Cinereous Becard | Cinereous Mourner | Cinnamon Attila | Cinnamon-crested Spadebill | Cliff Flycatcher | Common Tody-Flycatcher | Double-banded Pygmy-tyrant | Drab Water-Tyrant More

Black-tailed tityraBirds in Suriname = - Black-tailed tityra, Suriname, female female black-tailed tityra Photo of a female Black-tailed tityra, made by Foek Chin Joe at Afobaka in 2005 and another one by the same photographer. The male has no streaking on its white chest. They often perch on a high bare limb of a tree, like in the photograph. They are quite common away from the coast. More

The only problem is that Black-tailed Tityra is not known to occur farther north than Colombia. I remembered once seeing a Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus in a palm tree across the street from the square and considered the possibility of an introduction, but tityras aren’t commonly kept in captivity. Kevin later sent a second image and this comment from Dave, “The tityra photo is not a prank or a test. I'm glad to have captured a perhaps out-of-the-ordinary bird. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Cotingidae
Genus : Tityra
Species : cayana
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)
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