Tityridae – Tityras, Becards

Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana) by Ian

Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana) by Ian

Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1:30-31 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Tityridae – Tityras, Becards

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (45)

Sharpbill (Oxyruncus cristatus)
Amazonian Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus)
Northern Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus mexicanus)
Pacific Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus occidentalis)
Atlantic Royal Flycatcher (Onychorhynchus swainsoni)
Tawny-breasted Myiobius (Myiobius villosus)
Sulphur-rumped Myiobius (Myiobius sulphureipygius)
Whiskered Myiobius (Myiobius barbatus)
Black-tailed Myiobius (Myiobius atricaudus)
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher (Terenotriccus erythrurus)
Black-crowned Tityra (Tityra inquisitor)
Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana)
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
Varzea Schiffornis (Schiffornis major)
Guianan Schiffornis (Schiffornis olivacea)
Northern Schiffornis (Schiffornis veraepacis)
Foothill Schiffornis (Schiffornis aenea)
Russet-winged Schiffornis (Schiffornis stenorhyncha)
Brown-winged Schiffornis (Schiffornis turdina)
Greenish Schiffornis (Schiffornis virescens)
Speckled Mourner (Laniocera rufescens)
Cinereous Mourner (Laniocera hypopyrra)
Buff-throated Purpletuft (Iodopleura pipra)
Dusky Purpletuft (Iodopleura fusca)
White-browed Purpletuft (Iodopleura isabellae)
Brazilian Laniisoma (Laniisoma elegans)
Andean Laniisoma (Laniisoma buckleyi)
White-naped Xenopsaris (Xenopsaris albinucha)
Green-backed Becard (Pachyramphus viridis)
Yellow-cheeked Becard (Pachyramphus xanthogenys)
Barred Becard (Pachyramphus versicolor)
Slaty Becard (Pachyramphus spodiurus)
Cinereous Becard (Pachyramphus rufus)
Chestnut-crowned Becard (Pachyramphus castaneus)
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus)
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Black-capped Becard (Pachyramphus marginatus)
Black-and-white Becard (Pachyramphus albogriseus)
Grey-collared Becard (Pachyramphus major)
Glossy-backed Becard (Pachyramphus surinamus)
One-colored Becard (Pachyramphus homochrous)
Pink-throated Becard (Pachyramphus minor)
Crested Becard (Pachyramphus validus)
Rose-throated Becard (Pachyramphus aglaiae)
Jamaican Becard (Pachyramphus niger)


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Tityridae is family of suboscine passerine birds found in forest and woodland in the Neotropics. The species in this family were formerly spread over the families Tyrannidae, Pipridae and Cotingidae. As yet, no widely accepted common name exists for the family, although Tityras and allies and Tityras, Mourners and allies have been used. They are small to medium-sized birds. Under current classification, the family ranges in size from the Buff-throated Purpletuft, at 3.75 in (9.5 cm) and 0.35 oz (10 grams), to the Masked Tityra, at up to 8.7 in (22 cm) and 3.1 oz (88 grams). Most have relatively short tails and large heads. (Wikipedia with editing)

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