Tyrannidae – Tyrant flycatchers

The world’s largest and most diverse zoological family of birds

Tyrants are diverse in shape, size, color, and patterns, most of these providing camouflage with few exceptions of brightly/uniquely colored, fancy long-tailed, crested members.

They inhabit dense forest interiors to open grasslands, alpine tundra, coastal environments, savanna, or near human habitations, depending on their behavioral nature Insects and invertebrates are on their main course. At the same time, fruits are sides on the menu but not for all members. The bills are adapted for insect hunting with rictal bristles at the base.

Most of the members in the family are monogamous with biparental care. Nests and sites differ species-wise.