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Myiozetetes similis Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
16 -18 cm Length
Tropical montane moist  forest. dry forest, shrubland, often near water, degraded former forest, pastureland, arable land, plantations urban areas, gardens. Up to 1,700 m. Range:- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, , Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela. Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua & Panama. Vagrant to USA .  See map Habitat
2 - 4 brown- or lilac-blotched cream or white eggs, incubation by female 15 - 17 days, fledging 18 -21 days. Clutch
Arthropods, larvae, seed and fruit, flying insects, aquatic invertebrates, tadpoles and occasionally small fish. Food  
Found singly, in pairs or in large vocal groups. Habits
 4405TSN: 561364- Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyran pospolitý
Danish: Rřdkronet Gultyran
German: Rotkrontyrann, Rotkron-Tyrann, Rotscheitel-Maskentyrann
English: Giraud's Flycatcher, Social Flycatcher, Vermilion-crowned Flycatcher, Vermulion-crowned Flycatcher
Spanish: Benteveo de Copete Rojo, Benteveo mediano, Bienteveo Sociable, Chilero social, Güis Chico, Luis Gregario, Mosquero Cejiblanco, Pitogüé mediano, Suelda Social
Spanish (Argentine): Benteveo mediano
Spanish (Colombia): Suelda Social
Spanish (Costa Rica): Mosquero cejiblanco
Spanish (Honduras): Chilero social
Spanish (Mexico): Luis Gregario
Spanish (Nicaragua): Güis Chico
Spanish (Paraguay): Pitogüé mediano
Spanish (Venezuela): Pitirre Copete Rojo
Finnish: Kimakkaväijy
French: Tyran sociable
Guarani: Pitogue'i
Hungarian: kerti bentévi
Italian: Pigliamosche sociale, Pitango di Giraud
Japanese: akaboushihitakimodoki
Japanese: アカボウシヒタキモドキ
Latin: Myiozetetes similis, Myiozetetes similis similis
Mayan languages: xta kay
Dutch: Roodkruintiran
Norwegian: Haciendatyrann
Polish: bentewi krasnociemieniowy
Portuguese: bem-te-vi-de-coroa-vermelha , bem-te-vi-pequeno, bem-te-vizinho, Bem-te-vizinho-de-coroa-vermelha, bem-te-vizinho-de-penacho-vermelho, bem-te-vizinho-penacho-vermelho, Bentevi-de-coroa-vermelha, Bentevizinho-penacho-vermelho
Portuguese (Brazil): bem-te-vi-de-coroa-vermelha , bem-te-vi-pequeno, bem-te-vizinho, bem-te-vizinho-de-penacho-vermelho, bem-te-vizinho-penacho-vermelho, Bentevizinho-de-penacho-vermelho
Russian: Красношапочная питанга-крошка, Общественный мухолов
Slovak: postriežkár družný, Tyran červenotemenný
Swedish: Flocktyrann
Chinese: 群栖短嘴霸鹟

Myiozetetes similis
Myiozetetes similis columbianus
Myiozetetes similis connivens
Myiozetetes similis grandis
Myiozetetes similis hesperis
Myiozetetes similis pallidiventris
Myiozetetes similis primulus
Myiozetetes similis similis
Myiozetetes similis superciliaris
Myiozetetes similis texensis

  • Myiozetetes similis similis: E Colombia to N Bolivia, Venezuela and N Amazonian Brazil
  • Myiozetetes similis columbianus: Tropical SW Costa Rica to N Colombia and N Venezuela
  • Myiozetetes similis pallidiventris: E Brazil (Pará) to E Paraguay and NE Argentina
  • Myiozetetes similis texensis: E Mexico (S Tamaulipas) to N Costa Rica
  • Myiozetetes similis primulus: W Mexico (S Sonora to N Sinaloa)
  • Myiozetetes similis hesperis: W Mexico (S Sinaloa to S Zacatecas, SW Puebla and Oaxaca)
  • Myiozetetes similis grandis: W Ecuador (Esmeraldas) to extreme NW Peru (Tumbes)


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