Black-crowned tityra

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Black-crowned tityra
Black-crowned tityra.jpg
Male, Rio Silanche Reserve, NW Ecuador
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tityridae
Genus: Tityra
Species: T. inquisitor
Binomial name
Tityra inquisitor
(Lichtenstein, 1823)

Erator inquisitor
Psaris fraserii

A female black-crowned tityra at Bertioga, São Paulo State, Brazil

The black-crowned tityra (Tityra inquisitor) is a medium-sized passerine bird. It has traditionally been placed in the cotinga or the tyrant flycatcher family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae,[2] where now placed by SACC. It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tityra inquisitor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Adopt the Family Tityridae Archived 8 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. - South American Classification Committee (2007)