|Amazonian royal flycatcher at Apiacás, Mato Grosso state, Brasil|
Fischer von Waldheim, 1810
The royal flycatchers are birds in the genus Onychorhynchus in the Tityridae family according to the IOC. Other taxonomic authorities including the AOU, Clements, and the IUCN, include it in Tyrannidae. Depending on authority, it includes a single widespread, or four more localized species. The specific epithet of the type species, coronatus, and the common name of all the species in this genus, royal flycatcher, refer to the striking, colourful crest, which is seen displayed very rarely, except after mating, while preening, in courtship as well as being handled.
- Royal flycatcher (Onychorhynchus coronatus).
- John H. Boyd III (September 28, 2011). "TYRANNIDA: Pipridae, Cotingidae, Tityridae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- "IOC World Bird Names: Tyrant Flycatchers & Cotingas". IOC World Bird Names. Jan 2, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- Ridgely, Robert and John A. Gwynne Jr. (1989). A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691025126.