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tyrant flycatchers


Tyrant flycatchers are a large group of about 400 species found in North and South America. The vast majority of the species in this large family are found in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. They are generally active, insect-eating birds. They are often fairly plain in color, but usually have a crest of feathers that they can erect at will on their heads. This group is most diverse in tropical, forested habitats. North American species include kingbirds , peewees , and phoebes .

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. "Tyrannidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed March 03, 2024 at

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