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Pitangus sulphuratus(Linnaeus, 1766)Pitangus sulphuratus
Common Name: Great Kiskadee, Bienteveo grande

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpeciesSubspecies
ChordataAvesPasseriformesTyrannidaePitangussulphuratusguatimalensis
Habitat
This Kiskadee species can be easily found near houses, in clearings and shrubby areas in the lowlands. It is usually found water sources.
Distribution
This species has been reported from southern Texas and Mexico to central Argentina.
Natural History Notes
The Great Kiskadee is fairly easy bird to please because it eats almost anything. This bird is fairly loud and you will often hear its call, composed of sounds like "kisk-a-dee" and "geep".

Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).
It is a resident species.
Characteristics
The total length of this species varies between 8.5 inches and 8.75 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This species has a large bill and a dark iris. The plumage is brown above with some rufous coloration on the wings and the tail. Then, the crown is black but can be partly masked by a yellow-orange patch present on the crown. We an also distinguish a white stripe above the eye and black ear-coverts. The throat is white and the underparts are bright yellow.
In Bocas Del Toro
Museum ReferencesThe Field Museum
LocalityAlmirante Bay
Tranquilo Bay: mangrove
Loma Partida
Canal-Changuinola: Entrada Canal & Boca Río Changuinola
Isla Colón (Bocas): Y & Bluff
Almirante Road
Compiled by
Zoé Joly-Lopez
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Reference
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.

Ridgely, Robert. S. and John. A. Gwynne. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Second Edition. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 534 p.

Van Bael, Sunshine A., Bichier, Peter, Ochoa, Isis and Greenberg, Russell. 2007. Bird diversity in cacao farms and forest fragments of western Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2245-2256.

Wetmore, A. 1973. The birds of the republic of Panama. Part 3. Passeriformes: Dendrocolaptidae (woodcreepers) to Oxyruncidae (sharpbill). Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
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