Royal flycatcher

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Royal flycatcher
Onychorhynchus coronatus - Amazonian Royal Flycatcher.JPG
Amazonian royal flycatcher at Apiacás, Mato Grosso state, Brasil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Onychorhynchus
Fischer von Waldheim, 1810
Species: O. coronatus
Binomial name
Onychorhynchus coronatus
(Muller, 1776)
Onychorhynchus coronatus coronatus Swainson 1841

The royal flycatchers are birds in the genus Onychorhynchus in the Tityridae[1][2] 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,[1] or four more localized species.[2] 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,[3] which is seen displayed very rarely,[3] except after mating, while preening, in courtship as well as being handled.[3]



  1. ^ a b John H. Boyd III (September 28, 2011). "TYRANNIDA: Pipridae, Cotingidae, Tityridae". TiF Checklist. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "IOC World Bird Names: Tyrant Flycatchers & Cotingas". IOC World Bird Names. Jan 2, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c 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.