Snowy-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus niveigularis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guayas, Ecuador

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guayas, Ecuador|NW, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Piura, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Guayas, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The Snowy-throated Kingbird has gray upperparts and head. It has a black bill and a black stripe through the eye. The throat and upper breast are white contrasting with the rich yellow rest of the underparts. It forages in semi-open woodlands and scrub. It is similar to the Tropical kingbird but is distinguished by a smaller size and contrasting white throat and breast and yellow underparts.

Status: The Snowy-throated Kingbird is uncommon in northwest Peru during the month of December through June. It breeds in the region during the rainy season and departs on the onset of the dry season. The Snowy-throated Kingbird also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tirano de Garganta Nívea.

Sub-species: Snowy-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus niveigularis), P. L. Sclater, 1860.

Meaning of Name: Tyrannus: L. turannos, tyrannus= tyrant. niveigularis: L. niveus= snow-white, gularis, gula= throated, throat.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.