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Noun1.tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyrannityrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
suborder Tyranni, Tyranni - New World flycatchers; antbirds; oven birds; woodhewers
New World flycatcher, tyrant bird, tyrant flycatcher, flycatcher - large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
manakin - any of numerous small bright-colored birds of Central America and South America having short bills and elaborate courtship behavior
ovenbird - small brownish South American birds that build oven-shaped clay nests
ant bird, antbird - any of various dull-colored South American birds that feeding on ants some following army ant swarms
woodcreeper, wood-creeper, woodhewer, tree creeper - any of numerous South American and Central American birds with a curved bill and stiffened tail feathers that climb and feed like woodpeckers
pitta - any bird of the genus Pitta; brilliantly colored chiefly terrestrial birds with short wings and tail and stout bills
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MATERIALS AND METHODS--Scissor-tailed flycatchers are a tyrannid flycatcher that over-winters in Central America and migrates north to breed, mostly in Texas and Oklahoma (Regosin, 1998).
Nest construction appears to be a conserved life history trait within Tyrannid lineages (yon Ihering, 1901; Lanyon, 1978, 1986; Traylor and Fitzpatrick, 1982; Fitzpatrick et al., 2003).
Some tyrannids were restricted to one or two environments, such as Cnemotriccus fuscatus and Lessonia rufa in the forested savannah, Gubernetes yetapa, Camptostoma obsoletum and Megarynchus pitangua in the savannah, Xolmis velatus in the grasslands, Philohydor lictor in the river and Machetornis rixosa in the salinas.