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Great Kiskadee

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About the Great Kiskadee

Also known as: Derby Flycatcher, Kiskadee Flycatcher

The Great Kiskadee is a large species of flycatcher found across much of South America as well as parts of Central America and the southernmost part of Texas in the U.S.

The Great Kiskadee is a colorful species, combining yellow, black, white, and warm reddish-brown tones into an attractive bird. Males and females look alike.

Great Kiskadees are boisterous and conspicuous birds. They are opportunistic omnivores, hunting prey like insects and small animals, including fish! They also eat fruit and suet and will visit feeding stations. They are common within their range and their conservation status is Least Concern as of June 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 12 July 2013
Scientific Name Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Pitangus
  • P. sulphuratus
Birdorable Family Flycatchers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
8.3 to 11 inches
1.8 to 2.4 ounces

International Names

  • Bem-te-vi (Brazilian)
  • 大食蝇霸鹟 (Chinese)
  • tyran bentevi (Czech)
  • Kiskadie (Danish)
  • Grote Kiskadie (Dutch)
  • naamioväijy (Finnish)
  • Tyran quiquivi (French)
  • Schwefelmaskentyrann (German)
  • Pitango solforato (Italian)
  • キバラオオタイランチョウ [kibaraootairanchou] (Japanese)
  • Storkiskadi (Norwegian)
  • bentewi wielki (Polish)
  • Большая питанга (Russian)
  • Bienteveo Común (Spanish)
  • Större kiskadi (Swedish)

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