Order Passeriformes

Family Tyrannidae

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Highly speciose family, herein divided into nine subfamilies (with ten tribes); recent studies#R#R suggest that the first four listed (Platyrinchinae, Pipritinae, Tachurisinae, Pipromorphinae) are sister to rest of family, and may merit treatment as 1–4 separate families.

  • 6-28 cm.
  • 101 genera, 449 species, 992 taxa.
  • 35 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Fitzpatrick, J. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/52297 on 14 December 2019).