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Black-tailed Tityra

Tityra cayana

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Large, chunky, short-tailed, and black-and-white species of the canopy in forests and second growth. Usually seen in pairs. Males are mostly white with a black head, tail, and wings. Note the red skin around the eyes and the black bill with a red base. Females are heavily streaked on the back, neck, and underparts with a brownish head and back. The song is a nasal croaking “guik.”

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