Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)

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Probably one of the best known birds in Brazil. It calls attention because of its colorful feathers and also for its behavior. It is audacious, has little fear of humans and its song is loud and marked: Kis-ka-dee! It is a quite urban bird, but can also be found in the woods. This is possible because the Great Kiskadee adapts itself very easily to different kinds of food. It may be seen even fishing in small water bodies.

Name in Portuguese: Bem-te-vi

Family: Tyrannidae

Size: 22 cm

Sexual dimorphism: not

Feeding: insects, fruits, small crustaceans, small fish and food of anthropogenic origin

Habitat: cities, countryside, woods

Similar species: Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchos pitangua), Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similes)

ninho de bem-te-vi

Great Kiskadee nest


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