Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult
Sex: Females
Loc. S Brazil|SE Peru
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Loc. Southern Brazil
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Loc. Southern Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~16 cm (6.2 in). The male Spectacled Tyrant is black with a yellow bill, broad yellow orbital skin, white iris, and white primary flight feathers. The female is all brown and grayish streaked with black, and rufous flight feathers. The bill is mostly pale. It has a narrow orbital skin and pale iris. It forages in open habitats such as wet grasslands, and tall grass growing along river edges in Amazonia. The male is somewhat similar to the Hudson’s Black-Tyrant but is distinguished by a yellow bill, broad yellow orbital skin, and white primary flight feathers. The female is distinguished by having a pale bill, yellow orbital skin, streaked upperparts, and rufous flight feathers.

Status: The Spectacled Tyrant is a rare Austral migrant to extreme southeast Peru. The status of this species comes from only a few sight records in the region. It also occurs in Br, Bo and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Viudita Pico de Plata.

Sub-species: Spectacled Tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus).

Meaning of Name: Hymenops: Gr. humen, humenos= skin, membrane and opos= eye. perspicillatus: L. perspicere= to see through, perspicillum= lens, spectacle, perspicillatus= spectacled.

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Distribution Map
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