Crowned chat-tyrant

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Crowned chat-tyrant
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Silvicultrix
S. frontalis
Binomial name
Silvicultrix frontalis
(Lafresnaye, 1847)

The crowned chat-tyrant (Silvicultrix 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][3][4]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[5]


  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. ^ García-Moreno, J.; Arctander, P.; Fjeldså, J. (1998). "Pre-Pleistocene differentiation among chat-tyrants" (PDF). Condor. 100 (4): 629–640.
  3. ^ "Updates to Birds of the World: A Checklist by James F. Clements. Fifth Edition. 2000".
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Tyrant flycatchers". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ BirdLife International (2004).