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Crested Black Tyrant (Knipolegus lophotes) | by Rodrigo Conte
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Crested Black Tyrant (Knipolegus lophotes)

Altiplano Leste - Brasilia, DF, Brazil.


Knipolegus is the genus of black tyrants, birds in the Tyrannidae family.


It contains 11 or 12 species, depending on the classification, all of them found exclusively in South America.


They are known in Brazil as "marias-pretas".


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Suborder: Tyranni

Family: Tyrannidae

Genus: Knipolegus F. Boie, 1826

Species: K. lophotes Boie, 1828

Binomial name: Knipolegus lophotes

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Taken on May 28, 2016