Patagonian tyrant

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Patagonian tyrant
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Colorhamphus
Sundevall, 1872
Species: C. parvirostris
Binomial name
Colorhamphus parvirostris
(Darwin, 1839)

Ochthoeca parvirostris

The Patagonian tyrant (Colorhamphus parvirostris) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the only one in the genus Colorhamphus.[2] It is found in Argentina and Chile. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. Though it is a primarily insectivorous species, it has been seen also to eat the seeds of mayten and the fruit of leñadura.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Colorhamphus parvirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Chesser, R.T. & Marin, M. (1994) Seasonal distribution and natural history of the Patagonian tyrant (Colorhamphus parvirostris). Wilson Bulletin 106: 649-667.
  3. ^ McGehee, S.M. (2007) Consumption of leñadura (Maytenus magellanica) seeds by three primarily insectivorous bird species. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile) 35(1):71-73

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