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See also: Tityra


A 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)

  1. A bird of the genus Tityra
    • 1988 February 26, Jerry Sullivan, “Field & Street”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      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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