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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Tyrannus savana Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
28 cm female - 38 cm male Length
Tropical to temopate moist  forest, mangrove forest. Moist shrubland, dry savanna, degraded former forest, grassland, wetlands, marshes, bogs, often near running water, pastureland, urban areas. Up to 4,100 m. Range:- Found in all South America & Central America countries. Also Wintering in:- Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, CubaCuracao, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Sint-Eustatiust, St Kitts & Nevis, Sint-Maarten, Saint-Martin, Saint Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago.

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2 - 4 Cream, white to buff eggs with brown spots, incubation 14 - 17 days, fledging 13 - 16 days. 1 brood per year. Clutch
Arthropods, mainly flying insects. Berries and small fruits supplement diet in winter. Food  
They often nest by wasps or ants nest for protection. Habits
4386 - TSN: 178294 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyran savanový
Danish: Langhalet Kongetyran
German: Gabelschwanz-Königstyrann, Gabeltyrann, Gabel-Tyrann
English: Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Fork-tailed kingbird, Swallow-tailed Flycatcher
Spanish: Cazamoscas tijereta, Cola Ahorquillada, Pitirre Sabanero, Sirirí Tijeretón, Tijereta, Tijereta cabecinegra, Tijereta Común, Tijereta Sabanera, Tirano-tijereta Gris, Tirano-tijereta Sabanero
Spanish (Argentine): Tijereta
Spanish (Bolivia): Tijereta
Spanish (Chile): Cazamoscas tijereta
Spanish (Colombia): Sirirí Tijeretón
Spanish (Costa Rica): Tijereta sabanera
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Cola Ahorquillada
Spanish (Honduras): Tijereta cabecinegra
Spanish (Mexico): tirano-tijereta gris, Tirano-tijereta Sabanero
Spanish (Nicaragua): Tijereta Sabanera
Spanish (Paraguay): Tijereta
Spanish (Uruguay): Tijereta, Tijereta Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Atrapamoscas Tijereta
Estonian: lõhissaba-tikat
Finnish: Laahustyranni
French: Tyran à queue fourchue, Tyran des savanes
Guarani: Guyra jetapa, Tuguái jetapa
Haitian Creole French: Pipirit ke fann
Hungarian: villásfarkú királygébics
Italian: Pigliamosche codaforcuta, Tiranno codaforcuta meridionale
Japanese: zuguroembitairanchou, zuguroenbitairanchou
Japanese: ズグロエンビタイランチョウ, ヅグロエンビタイランチョウ
Latin: Milvulus tyrannus, Muscivora tyrannus, Tyrannus savana, Tyrannus savanna
Dutch: Vorkstaartkoningstiran, Vorkstaart-koningstiran
Norwegian: Gaffeltyrann
Polish: tyran widlosterny, tyran widłosterny
Portuguese: piranha, tesoura, tesoureira, tesoureiro, tesourinha, Tesourinha-do-campo
Portuguese (Brazil): piranha, Tesoura, tesoureira, tesoureiro, Tesourinha, tesourinha-do-campo
Russian: Вилохвостый королевский тиранн, Вилохвостый мухолов, Вилохвостый тиран
Slovak: postriežkar lastovičí, Tyran lastovičkovitý
Swedish: Gaffelstjärtstyrann
Chinese: 叉尾王霸鹟

Tyrannus savana
Tyrannus savana circumdatus
Tyrannus savana monachus
Tyrannus savana sanctaemartae
Tyrannus savana savana

  • Tyrannus savana savana: Central and S America and Falkland Is.; winters to West Indies
  • Tyrannus savana monachus: S Mexico (Veracruz) to Colombia, the Guianas and N Brazil
  • Tyrannus savana sanctaemartae: Caribbean coast of N Colombia and NW Venezuela (Guajira Pen.)
  • Tyrannus savana circumdatus: Lower Amazonian Brazil (west to Manaus area)
Source: Clements checklist 2012
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