Crowned slaty flycatcher

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Crowned slaty flycatcher
Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus - Crowned slaty flycatcher.JPG
Crowned slaty flycatcher at São Roque de Minas, Minas Gerais state, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Griseotyrannus
W.E. Lanyon, 1984
Species: G. aurantioatrocristatus
Binomial name
Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus
(d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)
  • Tyrannus aurantio-atrocristatus d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837
  • Empidonomus aurantioatrocristatus (d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837)

The crowned slaty flycatcher (Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers. It was formerly united in the genus Empidonomus with the variegated flycatcher, but is now considered the only species of Griseotyrannus. The name Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus means "orange-black crested gray Tyrannus".

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.[1]

The crowned slaty flycatcher migrates into the mostly western and central Amazon basin as a non-breeding resident, except in the southeast bordering the Cerrado and Pantanal, where it is resident in much of the western cerrado and southwards; the migration occurs during the austral winter.

Its binomial is the longest of any bird species, fifteen syllables when spoken aloud.


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