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Great Kiskadee

Pitangus sulphuratus


Adult Great Kiskadees are one of the largest of the tyrant flycatchers. They can measure from 21 to 27 cm (8.3 to 11 in) in length and weigh 52 to 68 g (1.8 to 2.4 oz).[2][3] The head is black with a strong white eyestripe and a concealed yellow crown stripe. The upperparts are brown, and the wings and tail are brown with usually strong rufous fringes. The black bill is short and thick. The similar Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua) has a massive black bill, an olive-brown back and very little rufous in the tail and wings. A few other tyrant flycatchers – some not very closely related – share a similar color pattern, but these species are markedly smaller. The call is an exuberant BEE-tee-WEE, and the bird has an onomatopoeic name in different languages and countries: in Spanish-speaking countries it is often bien-te-veo ("I see you well!"). Wikipedia


Sacha Lodge: Lower Ecuadorian rain forest

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Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on Feb 9, 2013
Submitted on Feb 27, 2013

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