Snowy-throated Kingbird Tyrannus niveigularis

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Tyrannidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Tom Johnson


Conservation Status

Snowy-throated Kingbird is considered to have a "very large range", and the population trend is believed to be stable (the population size and the overall trend in the population have not been quantified); consequently the IUCN Red List status of Snowy-throated Kingbird is assessed as of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012). Most authors, however, probably overestimate the geographic range of the species (see Distribution), and so it may be worthy of more attention than has been given it in the past.

The relative abundance of Snowy-throated Kingbird is assessed as "fairly common" as a breeding bird in Ecuador (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a) and as "uncommon" as a breeding bird in Peru (Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little short-term direct effect on the Snowy-throated Kingbird, other than the local effects of habitat destruction.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and T. Johnson (2012). Snowy-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus niveigularis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.