Tyrant flycatcher, also called New World flycatcher, any of about 400 species of aggressive insect-eating New World birds of the family Tyrannidae (order Passeriformes).About one-third of the species are not flycatcher-like in habit and bear names derived from their habitats (e.g., bush tyrant, marsh tyrant) or from their similarity to the songbird groups (tit-tyrant, shrike-tyrant). A couple of Cattle Tyrant (above) — a species of open savannas and agricultural areas — watch for prey from the back a Capybara, the world's largest rodent, in Brazil. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow wing beats. According to the habitat characteristics, where each foraging strategy described by Fitzpatrick (1980 , 1985) are more likely to succeed, the species studied could be grouped in three main classes. Some species have crests that are more colorful than the rest of their plumage. Tyrant Flycatchers thrive in a vast array of Neotropical habitats. Tyrant flycatchers range in size from as small as three inches long, up to 16 inches. Feeds on insects, spiders, berries and seeds. Only one of eighteen passerine families represented in North America are Suboscines: the Tyrannidae (tyrant flycatchers -- flycatchers, kingbirds, phoebes, etc.). The Oscines, divided into about 70 families, are the "songbirds." Version Species (437) Grey-headed Piprites (Piprites… Corresponding Author. They are usually gray, brown or olive-green in color, although some species are more brightly colored. In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. The bill has pale lower mandible with dark tip. (Isaiah 7:18 ESV) CLASS - AVES, Order - PASSERIFORMES, Family - Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers * Latest I.O.C. World Status Key Wings are olive-brown with two white or pale bars. That's almost a foot and a half! Alder Flycatcher Alder Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with olive-brown upperparts, white underparts, and indistinct white eye-ring. Tyrant flycatchers are small to medium-sized birds between 3-16 inches in length. This is the group of birds in which singing is most highly developed. Bill is short with orange lower mandible. Weak fluttering direct flight with shallow, rapid wing beats. Black legs and feet. Tyrant flycatchers eat insects. Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannides) Jose G. Tello. Legs and feet are black. Department of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, USA. The tyrant flycatchers foraging strategies was described and studied by Fitzpatrick (1980, 1985). Least Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with olive-gray upperparts, gray breast, and pale yellow belly. Eye-ring is white.