Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana)
Black-tailed Tityra, River Javarí, Peru, September 2003 - click for larger image The Black-tailed Tityra is distributed through the Orinoco and Amazon Basins and into eastern and central Brazil and Paraguay. It is found in the canopy and borders of humid forest and secondary woodland.

The area around the eyes and most of the bill is red though the bill has a black tip. The crown and sides of the head are black as is the tail.

Black-tailed Tityra, São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image They feed mainly on fruit and nest in holes in trees often using old woodpecker holes.

There are illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 45; and in Hilty's Birds of Venezuela , Plate 49.

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