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Male, subspecies albitorques
Photo by Reini
Costa Rica, February 2005
Tityra inquisitor


16·5–20·5 cm (6½-8 in)

  • Pale grey upperparts
  • Black crown, lores , ear-coverts and subocular area


  • Brown head


Female, subspecies pelzelni
Photo by kitefarrago
Araras Lodge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, August 2017

Central and South America
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina



Subspecies fraserii
Photo by Stanley Jones
Summit Gardens, north of Panamá City towards Gamboa, Panamá Province, Panama, February 2018

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • T. i. albitorques:
  • T. i. buckleyi:
  • Tropical south-eastern Colombia (Caquetá) and eastern Ecuador (Napo-Pastaza)
  • T. i. erythrogenys:
  • T. i. fraserii:
  • Tropical south-eastern Mexico (San Luis Potosí) to central Panama
  • T. i. inquisitor:
  • T. i. pelzelni:
  • Tropical north-eastern Bolivia, Mato Grosso and Brazil south of the Amazon


Female, subspecies fraserii
Photo by Stanley Jones
Summit Gardens, north of Panamá City towards Gamboa, Panamá Province, Panama, February 2018

Atlantic Rainforest, forest edges, semi-open lowland humid forest and littoral forest.



Their main diet consists of fruit, though they feed mostly invertebrates to their young.


They utilise old woodpecker holes in dead trees for the nest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Encyclopaedia Brittanica
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)

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GSearch checked for 2020 platform.