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Pitangus sulphuratus front.jpg
Great kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Pitangus
Swainson, 1827
  • Philohydor
  • Saurophagus Swainson, 1832

Pitangus is a genus of birds in the family Tyrannidae — the tyrant flycatchers. Established by William John Swainson in 1827, it contains two species:[1]

The name Pitangus is derived from a Tupi word for the birds.[2]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Pitangus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Holloway, Joel Ellis (2003). Dictionary of Birds of the United States: Scientific and Common Names. Portland, OR, US: Timber Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-88192-600-2. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Pitangus at Wikispecies Media related to Pitangus at Wikimedia Commons