Lesser kiskadee

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Lesser kiskadee
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Pitangus or Philohydor
Species: P. lictor
Binomial name
Pitangus lictor
(Lichtenstein, 1823)

Philohydor lictor

The lesser kiskadee (Pitangus lictor) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in Argentina, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Guatemala, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist shrubland and swamps. It is sometimes considered to be in the monotypic genus Philohydor.

The lesser kiskadee, 19 cm (7.5 in) long, lives from Central America and throughout the northern parts of South America, like Belize, Panama through Bolivia, always along waterways. Its call is a nondescript whistle.[2]


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