French: Tyran à bec épais German: Dickschnabel-Königstyrann Spanish: Tirano piquigrueso
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Subspecies and Distribution
T. c. pompalis
Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1928 – S USA (extreme SE Arizona, extreme SW New Mexico) and W Mexico (Pacific slope from N Sonora, W Chihuahua, Sinaloa and W Durango S to Colima).
T. c. crassirostris
Swainson, 1826 – SW Mexico (Guerrero, Morelos, S Puebla, W & C Oaxaca); in winter S to W Chiapas, rarely W Guatemala.
20·5–24 cm; 50–60 g. Plumage is mostly greyish-olive to dusky brown above, head darker greyish or dusky brown, semi-concealed yellow coronal patch; nape lighter... read more
Typical call a loud, shrill “cur-a-reep” or “kitereer”; other common calls include loud high-... read more
Mostly arid to semi-arid areas with sycamore (Platanus wrightii) groves near lowland... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Thought to be primarily insectivorous; stomach contents of a single specimen included a large seed, suggesting that fruit... read more
In S USA, female with fully developed egg in early Jun (SE Arizona) and nest-building observed from mid-Jun (New Mexico); in Mexico mostly... read more
Populations of race pompalis from Arizona, New Mexico and N Sonora said to be at least... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common. Estimated global population 2,000,000 individuals. First recorded in USA in 1958, since when slow N expansion; now uncommon... read more
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