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See also: Tityra
Originally a genus name used for the Black-tailed Tityra, Tityra cayana, of South America, referring to the rustic shepherd character Tityrus in Virgil's Eclogues, in allusion to the noisy, aggressive behaviour of the bird.
tityra (plural tityras)
- A bird of the genus Tityra
- 1988 February 26, Jerry Sullivan, “Field & Street”, in Chicago Reader:
- In the scrubby woods that cover most of the Yucatan, suboscines such as the masked tityra, the bright-rumped attila, and the boat-billed flycatcher are all common.
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