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Megarynchus pitangua Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
 23 cm Length
Tropical moist forest.dry forest Shrubland, degraded former forest, pastureland, plantations urban areas, gardens. Below 1,900 m. Range:- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname & Venezuela. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & Panama. Trinidad and Tobago.

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2-3 whitish eggs heavily blotched with brown, incubation 17-19 days, fledging 24 days. Clutch
Arthropods larvae and fruit. Food  
4394 - TSN: 561021 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyran velkozobý
Danish: Bådnæbstyran
German: Bauchschnabeltyrann, Bauchschnabel-Tyrann, Starkschnabel-Maskentyrann
English: Boat billed Flycatcher, Boat-billed Flycatcher, Broad-billed Kiskadee
Spanish: Benteveo Pitanguá, Bichofué Picudo, Bienteveo Pitanguá, Chilero pico ancho, Güis Picudo, Luis Pico Grueso, Luis Piquigrueso, Mosquerón Picudo, Ñei ñei, Pitanguá
Spanish (Argentine): Pitanguá
Spanish (Bolivia): Pitanguá
Spanish (Colombia): Bichofué Picudo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Mosquerón picudo
Spanish (Honduras): Chilero pico ancho
Spanish (Mexico): luis pico grueso, Luis Piquigrueso
Spanish (Nicaragua): Güis Picudo
Spanish (Paraguay): Ñei ñei
Spanish (Uruguay): Pitanguá
Spanish (Venezuela): Atrapamoscas Picón
Finnish: Isonokkaväijy
French: Tyran pitangua
Guarani: Pitangua, Pitangua guasu
Hungarian: csónakcsőrű bentévi
Italian: Pigliamosche becco a barca, Pitango beccogrosso
Japanese: oohashitairanchou
Japanese: オオハシタイランチョウ
Latin: Megarhynchus pitangua, Megarynchus pitangua
Mayan languages: ctakay
Dutch: Bootsnaveltiran
Norwegian: Båtnebbtyrann
Polish: bentewi wielkodzioby, Pitangua
Portuguese: Bem-te-vi-de-bico-de-gamela, bem-te-vi-de-bico-de-gamela , bem-te-vi-do-bico-chato, bem-te-vi-do-mato, bem-te-vi-do-mato-virgem, bem-te-vi-gamela, bem-te-vi-gameleiro, bem-te-vi-pato, Bentevi-de-bico-chato, Bentevi-do-bico-chato, Neinei, nei-nei, pintangoá, pitanguá, pitanguá-açu
Portuguese (Brazil): bem-te-vi-de-bico-de-gamela , bem-te-vi-do-bico-chato, bem-te-vi-do-mato, bem-te-vi-do-mato-virgem, bem-te-vi-gamela, bem-te-vi-gameleiro, bem-te-vi-pato, Neinei, nei-nei, pintangoá, pitanguá, pitanguá-açu
Russian: Лодкоклюв, Тиранн-лодкоклюв
Slovak: postriežkár pitangua
Swedish: Båtnäbbstyrann
Chinese: 船嘴霸鹟

Sub-species None known

Megarynchus pitangua
Megarynchus pitangua caniceps
Megarynchus pitangua chrysogaster
Megarynchus pitangua deserticola
Megarynchus pitangua mexicanus
Megarynchus pitangua pitangua
Megarynchus pitangua tardiusculus 

  • Megarynchus pitangua pitangua: Tropical N and central South America to N Argentina; Trinidad
  • Megarynchus pitangua chrysogaster: Pacific slope of W Ecuador and NW Peru (Tumbes and N Piura)
  • Megarynchus pitangua mexicanus: E Mexico (Tamaulipas) to NW Colombia; Cébaco I. (Panama)
  • Megarynchus pitangua tardiusculus: Foothills of NW Mexico (S Sinaloa to Nayarit)
  • Megarynchus pitangua caniceps: SW Mexico (S Jalisco)
  • Megarynchus pitangua deserticola: Central Guatemala (valley of Río Negro)


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