Snowy-throated Kingbird Tyrannus niveigularis

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

Priorities for Future Research

Snowy-throated Kingbird is a poorly known species of the Pacific coast of South America. This species is partially migratory, but its migrations are not well known; it will be important to better document the area within which it breeds, the timing and extent of its migrations, and the habitat associations of the migratory nonbreeders. There also is no information on such topics as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, molts, territoriality and population density, sexual behavior, and responses to predators. There also is very little information regarding the diet and foraging behavior of the Snowy-throated Kingbird.

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.