Tag: Great Kiskadee


Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) Science Article 3 abstract The Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) is one of the commonest and most conspicuous bird species in Paraguay (del Castillo & Clay 2004, Smith & Clay in press) and is well known for its robust and rowdy nature. During fieldwork at Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento de San Pedro, […]

Cavity Nesting by Great Kiskadees (Pitangus sulphuratus):Adaptation or Expression of Ancestral Behavior?

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) Science Article 2 abstract Beginning with the work of von Ihering (1904), the nature of the nest has been used for formulating systematic hypotheses within the family Tyrannidae. Here, I provide several records of cavity nesting by Great Kiskadees( Pitangus ulphuratusI) .t hen discuss nest location (exposed vs. concealed) and nest […]

Foraging behavior of tyrant flycatchers (Aves, Tyrannidae) in Brazil

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) Science Article 1 abstract In this paper we present data on the foraging maneuvers and substrates used to capture preys by 28 species of tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae) in Brazil. For six species: Arundinicola leucocephala Linnaeus, 1764, Fluvicola nengeta Linnaeus, 1766, Machetornis rixosa Vieillot, 1819, Myiozetetes similis Spix, 1825, Pitangus sulphuratus Linnaeus, […]