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Shrike-tyrants
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Great Shrike-tyrant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Agriornis
Gould 1839

The shrike-tyrants, Agriornis, are a genus of bird in the tyrant-flycatcher family (Tyrannidae). The members of this genus are found in open habitats in western and southern South America, usually at high elevations. They are large and heavy billed by tyrant-flycatcher standards, and include the largest representative of the family, the Great Shrike-tyrant. These five species all have a dull brownish or greyish plumage. Despite their name any similarity with the shrikes is superficial. Many field guides note their greater (but also superficial) resemblance to thrushes.

It contains the following species:


Eurasian Spoonbill This article is part of Project Bird Genera, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each genus, including made-up genera.
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