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Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Pitangus
Swainson, 1827
  • Saurophagus Swainson, 1832

Pitangus, the kiskadees, is a genus of birds in the tyrant flycatcher family, Tyrannidae. The generic name is derived from a Tupi word for the birds.[1]



  1. ^ Holloway, Joel Ellis (2003). Dictionary of Birds of the United States: Scientific and Common Names. Timber Press. p. 162. ISBN 9780881926002. 

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