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Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus Vieillot, 1819
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Tyrannidae
Genus:
  Tyrannus

Scientific:
  Tyrannus melancholicus

Citation:
  Vieillot, 1819

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 35 p.84

Protonym:
  Tyrannus melancholicus

Avibase ID:
  BB6B236FADABFB3F

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 178282

Geographic range:

  • Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus: Tropical n South America to central Argentina and Brazil
  • Tyrannus melancholicus despotes: NE Brazil (Amapá, Maranhão and Ceará to Bahia)
  • Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa: S Arizona to n Colombia and n Venezuela; Trinidad and Tobago
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Tropical Kingbird
Czech:
  tyran tropický
German:
  Trauerkönigstyrann
Danish:
  Tropisk Kongetyran
Spanish:
  Tirano Melancólico
Finnish:
  livertäjätyranni
French:
  Tyran mélancolique
Icelandic:
  Tropical Kingbird
Italian:
  Re dei tiranni tropicale
Japanese:
  ori-butairanchou
Japanese:
  オリーブタイランチョウ
Dutch:
  Tropische Koningstiran
Norwegian:
  Tropekongetyrann
Polish:
  tyran melancholijny
Portuguese:
  Suiriri-comun
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Suiriri
Russian:
  Траурный королевский тиранн
Slovak:
  postriežkár čiernozobý
Swedish:
  tropisk kungstyrann
Chinese:
  热带王霸鹟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Tyran mélancolique ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Tyran mélancolique ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Tyrannus melancholicus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Tyrannus melancholicus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Tyrannus melancholicus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Tropical Kingbird ( Tyrannus melancholicus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Tyrannus melancholicus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Tyrannus melancholicus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Tyrannus [melancholicus or couchii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: tirà melancòlic
Czech: Tyran tropický
Danish: Tropisk Kongetyran
German: Trauerkönigstyrann, Trauertyrann, Trauer-Tyrann
English: Azara's Kingbird, Gray-headed Kiskadee, Grey-headed Kiskadee, Lichtenstein's Kingbird, Melancholy Kingbird, Tropical Kingbird, West Mexican Kingbird, Yellow Kingbird
Spanish: Benteveo Real, Chilero tropical, Juan Caballero, Pitirre Chicharrero, Sirirí Común, Suirirí grande, Suirirí real, Tirano Melancólico, Tirano Tropical, Tirano Tropical Comun, Tropische Koningstiran
Spanish (Argentine): Suirirí grande, Suirirí real
Spanish (Bolivia): Suirirí grande
Spanish (Chile): Benteveo real
Spanish (Colombia): Sirirí Común
Spanish (Costa Rica): Tirano tropical
Spanish (Cuba): Pitirre tropical
Spanish (Spain): Tirano Melancólico
Spanish (Honduras): Chilero tropical
Spanish (Mexico): Tirano Tropical
Spanish (Nicaragua): Tirano Tropical
Spanish (Panama): Tirano Tropical
Spanish (Peru): Tirano Tropical
Spanish (Paraguay): Juan Caballero, Suirirí real
Spanish (Uruguay): Benteveo Real
Spanish (Venezuela): Pitirre Chicharrero
Estonian: lõuna-türanntikat
Finnish: Livertäjätyranni
French: Tyran mélancolique
Guarani: Juan Caballero, Suiriri guasu
Hungarian: trópusi királygébics
Italian: Re dei tiranni tropicale, Tiranno tropicale
Japanese: oriabutairanchou, ori-butairanchou
Japanese: オリアブタイランチョウ, オリーブタイランチョウ
Latin: Tyrannus melancholicus
Lithuanian: Atogrąžinis karališkasis tironas
Latvian: tropu karaļputns
Mayan languages: yeh xtekay
Dutch: Tropische Koningstiran
Norwegian: Tropekongetyrann
Polish: tyran melancholijny
Portuguese: bem-te-vi, pára-bala, siriri, suiriri, Suiriri-comun, suiriri-guaçu, suiriri-tropical, tiriri
Portuguese (Brazil): bem-te-vi, pára-bala, Siriri, Suiriri, suiriri-guaçu, suiriri-tropical, tiriri
Portuguese (Portugal): Suiriri
Russian: Траурный королевский тиранн, Тропический королевский тиранн
Slovak: postriežkár ciernozobý, postriežkár čiernozobý , Tyran čiernozobý
Serbian: Tropska kraljevska tiranka
Swedish: Tropisk kungstyrann
Chinese: 热带王霸鹟
Chinese (Traditional): 熱帶王霸鶲

 

         

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