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Masked Tityra

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Male. Photo by Reini Photo taken: Costa Rica.
Male. Photo by Reini
Photo taken: Costa Rica.
Tityra semifasciata

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[edit] Identification

Male has a black mask in the head, almost white underside, and mostly pale folded wings.
Female has a dark hood covering the entire head, relatively darker underside and also darker upperwing coverts.

[edit] Distribution

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Accidental vagrant to the United States with 1 record at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.

[edit] Taxonomy

In the past, Tityras have been placed in both the Cotingidae and the tyrant flycatcher Tyrannidae family, but now given its own family, Tityridae.

[edit] Habitat

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests, and former forest partially cleared for agriculture.

FemalePhoto  ©  by Stanley JonesMadre de Dios Department, PerĂº, August, 2018
Female
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Madre de Dios Department, PerĂº, August, 2018

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Birdforum thread discussing sexing of this species

[edit] External Links

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