- Order: Passeriformes
- Family: Tyrannidae
- Polytypic 4 Subspecies
Listed by the IUCN (2012) as Least Concern, with a stable population trend.
Effects of human activity on populations
Marini et al. (2009) suggested that nesting densities of Fork-tailed Flycatchers are higher in cerrado habitat that has been altered by human activities, compared to pristine cerrado, possibly because the species prefers to nest in more open landscapes with fewer trees.
Jahn, A.E., and D.T. Tuero. 2013. Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=482636