Tyrannus

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
Subfamilia: Tyranninae
Genus: Tyrannus
Species: T. albogularis - T. caudifasciatus - T. couchii - T. crassirostris - T. cubensis - T. dominicensis - T. forficatus - T. melancholicus - T. niveigularis - T. savana - T. tyrannus - T. verticalis - T. vociferans

Name

Tyrannus Lacepede, 1799

Vernacular name

Reference

Tableaux méthodiques des Mammiferes et des Oiseaux. p.5

The genus Tyrannus is a group of large insect-eating birds in the Tyrant flycatcher family Tyrannidae. The majority are named as Kingbirds.

They prefer semi-open or open areas. These birds wait on an exposed perch and then catch insects in flight. They have long pointed wings and large broad bills.

These birds tend to defend their breeding territories aggressively, often chasing away much larger birds. The genus name means "tyrant".

Species

Snowy-throated Kingbird, Tyrannus niveigularis
White-throated Kingbird, Tyrannus albogularis
Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus
Couch's Kingbird, Tyrannus couchii
Cassin's Kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
Gray Kingbird, Tyrannus dominicensis
Loggerhead Kingbird, Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Giant Kingbird, Tyrannus cubensis
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus savana

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