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Pitangus sulphuratus Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
(20·5–23·5) 27 cm Length
Tropical montane moist  forest. dry forest  shrubland, degraded former forest, grassland, wetlands, marshes, bogs, rocky areas, often near water, pastureland, arable land, plantations urban areas, gardens. Up to 1,600 m. Range:- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay & Venezuela. South Georgia Island, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & Panama. USA.

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 2 - 5 eggs, incubation  days, fledging  days. Clutch
Arthropods, larvae, fruit, seed, often takes flying insects. fish, tadpoles, frogs, lizards, small mammals & young birds. Food  
4410 - TSN: 178301 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyran bentevi
Danish: Kiskadie
German: Bentevi, Schwefelmaskentyrann
English: Derby Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Greater Kiskadee, Kiskadee Flycatcher, Lord Derby's Flycatcher
Spanish: Benteveo, Benteveo Común, Bichofué , Bienteveo Común, Bienteveo Grande, Cristofué, Güis Común, Luis Bienteveo, Luis Grande, Pitogüé
Spanish (Argentine): Benteveo, Benteveo común
Spanish (Bolivia): Benteveo
Spanish (Chile): Benteveo
Spanish (Colombia): Bichofué
Spanish (Costa Rica): Bienteveo grande
Spanish (Honduras): Cristofué
Spanish (Mexico): luis bienteveo, Luis Grande
Spanish (Nicaragua): Güis Común
Spanish (Paraguay): Pitogüé
Spanish (Uruguay): Benteveo Común
Spanish (Venezuela): Cristofué
Finnish: Naamioväijy
French: Moucherolle masqué, Tyran kiskidi, Tyran quesquildit, Tyran quiquivi, Tyran sulfureux
Guarani: Pitangua, Pitogue
Hungarian: bentévi
Italian: Kiskadì maggiore, Pitango solforato
Japanese: kibaraootairanchou
Japanese: キバラオオタイランチョウ
Latin: Pitangus derbianus, Pitangus sulphuratus
Dutch: Grote Kiskadie
Norwegian: Storkiskadi
Polish: bentewi wielki
Portuguese: bem-te-vi, bem-te-vi-carrapateiro, bem-te-vi-de-cabeça-rajada, bem-te-vi-de-coroa, bem-te-viu, bem-te-vi-verdadeiro, Bentevi, benteví , Bentevi-de-coroa, Bentevi-verdadeiro, pitanguá, pitauã, pituã, siririca, triste-vida
Portuguese (Brazil): Bem-te-vi, bem-te-vi-carrapateiro, bem-te-vi-de-cabeça-rajada, bem-te-vi-de-coroa, bem-te-viu, bem-te-vi-verdadeiro, benteví , pitanguá, pitauã, pituã, siririca, triste-vida
Russian: Большая питанга, Большой кискад
Slovak: postriežkár bentevi, Tyran bentevi
Swedish: Större kiskadi
Chinese: 大食蝇霸鹟


Pitangus sulphuratus
Pitangus sulphuratus argentinus
Pitangus sulphuratus bolivianus
Pitangus sulphuratus caucensis
Pitangus sulphuratus derbianus
Pitangus sulphuratus guatimalensis
Pitangus sulphuratus maximiliani
Pitangus sulphuratus rufipennis
Pitangus sulphuratus sulphuratus
Pitangus sulphuratus texanus
Pitangus sulphuratus trinitatis

  • Pitangus sulphuratus sulphuratus: Tropical SE Colombia to SE Peru, the Guianas and N Brazil
  • Pitangus sulphuratus texanus: S Texas (Rio Grande Valley) to SE Mexico (Veracruz)
  • Pitangus sulphuratus derbianus: Arid W Mexico (S Sonora to Isthmus of Tehuántepec)
  • Pitangus sulphuratus guatimalensis: SE Mexico (Nuevo León) to central Panama
  • Pitangus sulphuratus trinitatis: Extreme E Colombia to E Venezuela and NW Brazil; Trinidad
  • Pitangus sulphuratus caucensis: W and S Colombia (SW Bolívar, Cauca and Magdalena valleys)
  • Pitangus sulphuratus rufipennis: Coastal N Colombia and N Venezuela
  • Pitangus sulphuratus maximiliani: Amazonian Brazil to E Bolivia and chaco of Paraguay
  • Pitangus sulphuratus bolivianus: Highlands of E Bolivia (Cochabamba to Tarija)
  • Pitangus sulphuratus argentinus: Extreme SE Brazil to E Paraguay, Uruguay and central Argentina.
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