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Lathrotriccus

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Lathrotriccus
 
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Tyrannidae
 
Genus: Lathrotriccus
Lanyon & Lanyon, 1986
species
L. euleri
L. griseipectus

Lathrotriccus is a small genus of passerine birds in the tyrant flycatcher family. They breed in tropical South America, including, for one species, the islands of Trinidad and formerly also Grenada.

They closely resembles the Empidonax flycatchers in appearance, and were formerly placed in that genus, but differ anatomically and biochemically.

There are just two species

  • Euler's Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus euleri
  • Gray-breasted Flycatcher, Lathrotriccus griseipectus

These are birds of fairly open habitats such as open woods and arid scrub. They are inconspicuous birds, tending to keep to undergrowth perches from which they sally forth to catch insects.

References

  • Birds of Venezuela by Hilty, ISBN 0-7136-6418-5
  • Birds of Trinidad and Tobago by ffrench, ISBN

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