Order Passeriformes

Family Tyrannidae

Tyrant-flycatchers
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General
  • Tiny to medium-sized passerines, with plumage mostly various combinations of black, brown, white, yellow and green, some duller, a few much brighter; very diverse in body proportions, bill shape and structure, and leg length.
  • America.
  • Wide variety of habitats, mostly forest and woodland of various types, also grassland.
  • 6-28 cm.
  • 104 genera, 432 species, 1086 taxa.
  • 32 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2017). Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae). 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 http://www.hbw.com/node/52297 on 27 March 2017).