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Tropical Kingbird

Tyrannus melancholicus Vieillot, 1819

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Matt Wistrand 2019-07-06 El Cortijo del Lago, Santa Cruz de Yojoa, Departamento de Cortés, Cortés (Honduras) (650 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

486461
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Eric DeFonso 2014-09-10 Reserva Ecológica de Guapi Açu (REGUA), RJ, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (30 m) call -

Chattery calls at dawn among birds near main wetlands pond.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

243472
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Peter Boesman 2020-03-14 Savanna Berlijn, Para, Para (Suriname) song - [sono] 272488
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Ricardo Gagliardi 10-07-2009 Reserva Ecologica de Guapiassu - RJ , Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (50 m) call (A) -   39607
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus Jeremy Minns 19-12-1997 Boraceia Biological Station, SP state, São Paulo (Brazil) (825 m) Song (A) - In a cecropia beside a river in montane forest. 82487
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Peter Boesman 1997-03-28 Camturama area, Amazonas, Amazonas (Venezuela) (50 - 100 m) song -

ID certainty 95%. (Archiv. tape 58 side B track 18 seq. A)

231946
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa Richard E. Webster 2012-08-29 San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Cochise County, Arizona, Cochise (United States) (1100 m) call -

2nd recording of this individual; rather short calls

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

124247
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus Paul Coopmans 1994-04-00 Pichincha: Mindo area, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (1500 m) dawn song -

playback-used:no

264747
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Gary Stiles (Colección de Sonidos Ambientales - Instituto Humbol 1992-06-21 Nariño, Pasto, Reserva Natural La Planada, Al sur de Ricaurte, Putumayo (Colombia) (1800 m) song -

BSA 10939

To obtain a wav file of the original recording, please contact csa@humboldt.org.co

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

148137
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus Leonardo Ordóñez-Delgado 2012-07-25 Parque Nacional Machalilla, Manabí., Manabí (Ecuador) (60 m) Song (A) -   106216
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Paul Marvin 2015-05-12 Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, Hidalgo (United States) (30 m) flight call -

pair flew over and at least one called, I lost sight of them though some or all of the calling in flight

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

285267
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2017-08-18 Reserva do Setor Sítio de Recreio Caraíbas-Goiânia, Goiás, Goiás (Brazil) (750 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

421628
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus Nick Athanas 03-06-2009 c. 6.5 km east of Guallabillas, northwest Pichincha, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (900 m) call (A) - Calling while eating fruit in a tree. 35156
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Omar Suárez García 2018-10-24 CIIDIR-Oaxaca, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, Oaxaca (Mexico) (1500 m) Dawn song, song -

Bird perching at the top of a tree in the gardens of the site, which is dominated by scattered trees. Equipment: Ornitronik Parabolic microphone 23' mono and Tascam DR-40. High Pass filter used, normalized recording.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

440623
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus Leonardo Ordóñez-Delgado 2013-07-12 Parque Nacional Machalilla, Manabí., Manabí (Ecuador) (70 m) song -

In background, it is possible to hear the sound of the waves crashing on the beach.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

144747
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa Richard E. Webster 2018-07-18 Los Hornos, Cajeme, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (40 m) call -

doing mostly short trills in a steady pattern like dawn song, but it is dawn calling (another bird faintly audible giving dawn song in the background); from high on a 7-8 m tree, seen only as a largish flycatcher flying out at the end;

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

446372
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Bobby Wilcox 2017-11-20 Biohostal Mindo Cloud Forest, Mindo, Pichincha, Pichincha & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Ecuador) (1300 m) song -

About 30ft away calling from a wire under a streetlight, about 1 hour before dawn. Sounds of civilization, including roosters in the background.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

400227
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Noé Eiterer 2011-09-18 Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais (Brazil) (800 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

115603
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus Patricio Mena Valenzuela 1992-08-29 Guayas: Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve, Guayas & Santa Elena (Ecuador) (100 m) song -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD

playback-used:no

275482
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa Albert Lastukhin 2017-01-18 Provincia de Guanacaste, Guanacaste (Costa Rica) (10 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

375953
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus melancholicus John V. Moore 1996-11-00 Napo: 'Cabañas San Isidro', 1-2 km SW Cosanga, Napo (Ecuador) (2000 m) calls -

Moore et al. 2013: Bird Sounds of Ecuador DVD Group

playback-used:no

259039
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus Kent Livezey 2017-12-12 Ammo Ponds near Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Colón (Panama) (70 m) song -

An assortment of songs from the same kingbird.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

395986
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa Richard E. Webster 2018-05-08 Estero El Soldado, San Carlos, Guaymas, Sonora, Sonora (Mexico) (5 m) dawn song -

featuring bird no 1, the primary bird in the 1st recording at 5:09 a.m. (this recording better); 3rd of three recordings (first XC446380, 2nd XC446381);

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

446382
xeno-canto.org
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus JAYRSON ARAUJO DE OLIVEIRA 2018-11-06 Reserva do Setor Sítio de Recreio Caraíbas-Goiânia, Goiás, Goiás (Brazil) (750 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

443353
xeno-canto.org
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