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Piratic Flycatcher

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Legatus leucophaius Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family15
15 cm Length
Tropical montane moist forest, degraded former forest, pastureland, arable land Below 1,000 m.  Range:- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname & Venezuela. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & Panama. Trinidad & Tobago.

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 Once the persistence of the flycatchers has driven the rightful owners away, their eggs are removed, and the female flycatcher lays up to four, but usually two, black-streaked brown eggs. She incubates these for 16 days. Fledging.18–20 days Clutch
Arthropods, larvae and fruit.. Food  
4408 - TSN: 560747 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: tyran loupeživý, Tyran žlutocapkový
Danish: Pirattyran
German: Kurzschnabel-Maskentyrann, Legat
English: Black-banded Petchary, Piratic Flycatcher, Striped Flycatcher
Spanish: Atrapamoscas Pirata, Chilero pirata, Mosquero Pirata, Mosquitero Listado, Papamoscas Pirata, Tontilo Chico, Tuquito chico
Spanish (Argentine): Tuquito chico
Spanish (Colombia): Atrapamoscas Pirata
Spanish (Costa Rica): Mosquero pirata
Spanish (Honduras): Chilero pirata
Spanish (Mexico): Papamoscas Pirata
Spanish (Nicaragua): Mosquitero Listado
Spanish (Paraguay): Tuquito chico
Spanish (Venezuela): Atrapamoscas Ladrón
Estonian: kaapertikat
Finnish: Marjatyranni
French: Tyran pirate
Guarani: Eichuja'i
Hungarian: tolvajtirannusz
Italian: Pigliamosche pirata
Japanese: hoojirotairanchou
Japanese: ホオジロタイランチョウ
Latin: Legatus leucophaius
Dutch: Piraattiran
Norwegian: Pirattyrann
Polish: bentewi zaborczy
Portuguese: bem-te-vi-pequeno, bem-te-vi-pirata, bem-te-vizinho-ladrăo, Bentevi-pirata
Portuguese (Brazil): bem-te-vi-pequeno, Bem-te-vi-pirata, bem-te-vizinho-ladrăo, bentevi-pirata
Russian: Тиранн-разбойник
Slovak: postriežkár vladársky
Swedish: Pirattyrann
Chinese: 强霸鹟

Sub-species None known

Legatus leucophaius
Legatus leucophaius leucophaius
Legatus leucophaius variegatus

  • Legatus leucophaius leucophaius: Nicaragua to N Argentina and S Brazil; Trinidad and Tobago
  • Legatus leucophaius variegatus: Tropical SE Mexico (San Luis Potosí) to Honduras
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