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Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Alex. E. Jahn and D. T. Tuero


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Recommended Citation

Jahn, A. E. and D. T. Tuero (2013). Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.