Great Kiskadee

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 12 July 2013
Scientific Name
Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Pitangus
  • P. sulphuratus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
8.3 to 11 inches
1.8 to 2.4 ounces

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) Bem-te-vi
Chinese (汉语) 大食蝇霸鹟
Czech (Cesky) tyran bentevi
Danish (Dansk) Kiskadie
Dutch (Nederlands) Grote Kiskadie
Finnish (Suomi) naamioväijy
French (Français) Tyran quiquivi
German (Deutsch) Schwefelmaskentyrann
Italian (Italiano) Pitango solforato
Japanese (日本語) キバラオオタイランチョウ [kibaraootairanchou]
Norwegian (Norsk) Storkiskadi
Polish (Polski) bentewi wielki
Russian (русский язык) Большая питанга
Spanish (Español) Bienteveo Común
Swedish (Svenska) Större kiskadi
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