The masked tityra (Tityra semifasciata) is a medium-sized passerine bird. It has traditionally been placed in the cotinga or the tyrant flycatcher family, but evidence strongly suggests that it is better placed in Tityridae, where now placed by SACC.
Measuring 20 cm (7.9 in), it has a black-and-whitish plumage, and a distinct red eye-ring and base of the bill. The head is black in the male, while it is brownish or greyish in the female. The male resembles the black-tailed tityra, but can be separated by its smaller black face mask (does not include the nape) and white tail-tip.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Tityra semifasciata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.old-form url
- "Proposal (#313) to South American Classification Committee: Adopt the Family Tityridae". South American Classification Committee. 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-05-08.
- Garrigues, Richard; Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-8014-7373-9.
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- "Masked tityra media". Internet Bird Collection.
- Masked tityra photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)
- Masked tityra species account at Neotropical Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
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