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Tyrannus melancholicus Scientific name
Passeriformes. Order
Tyrannidae Family
22 cm Length
Tropical montane moist forest.dry forest Shrubland, degraded former forest, pastureland, plantations urban areas, gardens. Below Between Up to  Range:- Argentina, Aruba (to Netherlands), Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao (to Netherlands), Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sint-Maarten,(to   Netherlands) Sint-Eustatiust and Saba (to Netherlands), Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

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2 - 3 creamy eggs, incubation 16 days, fledging 18 - 19 days. Clutch
Arthropods, larvae and fruit.. Food  
4380 - TSN: 178282 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

AKA:- Czech: Tyran tropický
Danish: Tropisk Kongetyran
German: Trauerkönigstyrann, Trauertyrann, Trauer-Tyrann
English: Azara's Kingbird, Gray-headed Kiskadee, Grey-headed Kiskadee, Lichtenstein's Kingbird, Melancholy Kingbird, Tropical Kingbird, West Mexican Kingbird, Yellow Kingbird
Spanish: Benteveo Real, Chilero tropical, Juan Caballero, Pitirre Chicharrero, Sirirí Común, Suirirí grande, Suirirí real, Tirano Melancólico, Tirano Tropical, Tirano Tropical Comun, Tropische Koningstiran
Spanish (Argentine): Suirirí grande, Suirirí real
Spanish (Bolivia): Suirirí grande
Spanish (Chile): Benteveo real
Spanish (Colombia): Sirirí Común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Tirano tropical
Spanish (Honduras): Chilero tropical
Spanish (Mexico): Tirano Tropical
Spanish (Nicaragua): Tirano Tropical
Spanish (Paraguay): Juan Caballero, Suirirí real
Spanish (Uruguay): Benteveo Real
Spanish (Venezuela): Pitirre Chicharrero
Estonian: lõuna-türanntikat
Finnish: Livertäjätyranni
French: Tyran mélancolique
Guarani: Juan Caballero, Suiriri guasu
Hungarian: trópusi királygébics
Italian: Re dei tiranni tropicale, Tiranno tropicale
Japanese: oriabutairanchou, ori-butairanchou
Japanese: オリアブタイランチョウ, オリーブタイランチョウ
Latin: Tyrannus melancholicus
Mayan languages: yeh xtekay
Dutch: Tropische Koningstiran
Norwegian: Tropekongetyrann
Polish: tyran melancholijny
Portuguese: bem-te-vi, pára-bala, siriri, suiriri, Suiriri-comun, suiriri-guaçu, suiriri-tropical, tiriri
Portuguese (Brazil): bem-te-vi, pára-bala, Siriri, Suiriri, suiriri-guaçu, suiriri-tropical, tiriri
Russian: Траурный королевский тиранн, Тропический королевский тиранн
Slovak: postriežkár ciernozobý, postriežkár čiernozobý , Tyran čiernozobý
Swedish: Tropisk kungstyrann
Chinese: 热带王霸鹟


Tyrannus melancholicus
Tyrannus melancholicus chloronotus
Tyrannus melancholicus chubbii
Tyrannus melancholicus couchii
Tyrannus melancholicus despotes
Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus
Tyrannus melancholicus occidentalis
Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa

  • Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus: Tropical N South America to central Argentina and Brazil
  • Tyrannus melancholicus despotes: NE Brazil (Amapá, Maranhão and Ceará to Bahia)
  • Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa: S Arizona to N Colombia and N Venezuela; Trinidad and Tobago
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