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Giant Kingbird
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Information
Range Cuba, although there are historical records of it on other islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Tyrannidae
Genus Tyrannus
Species Tyrannus cubensis
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Giant kingbird (Tyrannus cubensis), is a species of kingbird in the Tyrannidae family. It is endemic to Cuba, although there are historical records of it on other islands. The species is probably mostly closely related to the loggerhead kingbird, which also occurs in Cuba as well as several other nearby Caribbean islands.

This species averages 23 cm (9 in) long. Despite their name, this species (though large) is not the largest tyrant flycatcher nor even the largest kingbird, since the thick-billed kingbird is slightly bigger. The giant kingbird is found in tall lowland forest. In particular it favours pine forests and the wooded borders of waterways. It is also found in mixed pine barrens, open woodlands, swamps and savanna. It has also been seen in cloud forest.

It is threatened by habitat loss. Cock-tailed Tyrant

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