Crowned chat-tyrant

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Crowned chat-tyrant
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Ochthoeca
Species: O. frontalis
Binomial name
Ochthoeca frontalis
(Lafresnaye, 1847)

Silvicultrix frontalis

The crowned chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca frontalis) is a species of bird in the tyrant flycatcher family.


Clements splits this species, with the subspecies frontalis, albidiadema and orientalis remaining as crowned chat-tyrant, and spodionota and boliviana becoming Peruvian chat-tyrant, Ochthoeca spodionota.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[3]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ochthoeca frontalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Clements (2000).
  3. ^ BirdLife International (2004).