White-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis)

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

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Brasilia, Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonian Brazil


Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The White-throated Kingbird has a gray-greenish mantle and brownish wings. The head is gray with a dusky mask through the eye. The throat is white and contrasts with the bright yellow underparts. The bill is black. It forages in semi-open habitats, forest edges, and second growth. It is similar to the very common Tropical kingbird but is distinguished by a light gray head with a dusky mask through the eye and a white throat that contrasts with the bright yellow underparts.

Status: The White-throated Kingbird is an uncommon Austral migrant in Amazonia. It is expected in Peru during the months of March through October. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tirano de Garganta Blanca.

Sub-species: White-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis), Burmeister, 1856.

Meaning of Name: Tyrannus: L. turannos, tyrannus= tyrant. albogularis: L. albus= white and gula, gularis= throated, of the throat.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.