Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers
The tyrant flycatchers are a large (400+ species) group of birds which are found exclusively in the Americas, particularly in tropical South America. Many members of the group forage in a similar manner - by sallying forth to catch flies from a perch, though others glean insects from foliage, or eat fruit. Although they bear the same name as the Old World Flycatchers they are not closely related. Many species look confusingly similar - although their songs are often weak and undistinguished, they play a key role in separating the different species.
Making the most of BirdTrack data
We have been working to produce useful summaries for bird reports using data from the millions of annual BirdTrack records.