Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida
Familia: Tyrannidae
Genus: Agriornis
Species: A. andicola - A. lividus - A. micropterus - A. montanus - A. murinus


Agriornis Gould, 1839

Vernacular names
Русский: Сорокопутовые тиранны


Zoology of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle. Birds pt9 p.56 pl.12,13


The shrike-tyrants, Agriornis, are a genus of bird in the tyrant-flycatcher family (Tyrannidae). The members of this genus are found in open habitats in western and southern South America, usually at high elevations. They are large and heavy billed by tyrant-flycatcher standards, and include the largest representative of the family, the Great Shrike-tyrant. These five species all have a dull brownish or greyish plumage. Despite their name any similarity with the shrikes is superficial. Many field guides note their greater (but also superficial) resemblance to thrushes.

It contains the following species:

* Black-billed Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis montana
* White-tailed Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis andicola
* Great Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis livida
* Grey-bellied Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis microptera
* Lesser Shrike-tyrant, Agriornis murina

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