Spectacled tyrant

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Spectacled tyrant
Hymenops perspicillatus Argentina.jpg
male at Entre Ríos Province, Argentina
Female spectacled tyrant.jpg
female at Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Hymenops
Lesson, 1828
H. perspicillatus
Binomial name
Hymenops perspicillatus
(Gmelin, 1789)

The spectacled tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the only one in the genus Hymenops.

It is found in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay; it is a vagrant to Bolivia, Paraguay and southeastern Brazil. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and swamps.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Hymenops perspicillatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.