French: Tyran géant German: Riesenkönigstyrann Spanish: Tirano cubano
Locally in Cuba, where formerly widespread; old records from S Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Is, where now extinct#R.
23–26 cm. Large kingbird with large and almost rounded, flat-looking head. Has blackish crown and nape, orange coronal patch (usually concealed); upperparts mostly dark... read more
Loud, burry “tooe-tooe-tooee-tooee-toee” chatter, also a call of 4 distinct syllables;... read more
Tall lowland forest, especially pine (Pinus) forest, and wooded borders of rivers and... read more
Food and feeding
Appears to have fairly wide diet; feeds primarily on large flying insects (mainly hymenopterans), but also consumes considerable amounts of... read more
Breeds Mar/Apr–Jun; eggs recorded in May. Nest cup-shaped, composed of roots, dried grasses and small twigs, no lining, usually... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Cuba EBA. Now extinct in two of the three island groups where it was historically known to occur. Existing populations in... read more
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