Tumbes Tyrant (Tumbezia salvini)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Frejolillo, Lambayeque

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chaparri, Lambayeque

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pomac, Lambayeque

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Frejolillo, Lambayeque

Identification & Behavior: ~13.5 cm (5.2 in). The Tumbes Tyrant has gray upperparts and crown. It has a broad bright yellow superciliary and a black mask through the eye. The underparts are bright yellow. The folded wing is dusky with a broad white band. The tail is dusky with white outer tail feathers. It forages mostly alone in relatively clear understory and midstory of woodlands, riparian vegetation, and scrub. The handsomely-plumaged Tumbes Tyrant is unique in its range but see Common Tody-Flycatcher.

Status: Endemic. The Tumbes Tyrant is fairly common in the northwestern lowlands where it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes.

Name in Spanish: Pitajo de Tumbes.

Sub-species: Tumbes Tyrant (Tumbezia salvini), (Taczanowski), 1877.

Meaning of Name: Tumbezia: Genus named after Tumbes a región in extreme northwest Peru. salvini: In honor of Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) English ornithologist, Curator of Ornithology, Cambridge University 1874-1882, collector.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.