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.
Genera in this family
Males in this genus look ferocious with their black eye masks, which reflects their macho personality
Birds with broad bills and melodious voices, adding charm to the tropical forests
As they prefer to remain concealed within the dense foliage, their vibrant vocalizations serve as valuable cues, guiding birdwatchers to their whereabouts
Captivating little birds that bring a burst of color and energy to the tropical forests of Central and South America