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 - Fire-eyed Diucon

Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope

Mark Portman, Alex Brush, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published September 27, 2013

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Fire-eyed Diucon is a strikingly patterned tyrant flycatcher of Chile and Argentina.  This species is often observed perched conspicuously atop small trees or bushes. A large flycatcher closely related to the monjitas, Fire-eyed Diucon presents itself structurally and behaviorally somewhat like a Tyrannus kingbird, a genus that is absent from the range of the diucon. Fire-eyed Diucon can be identified by its distinctive blocky head shape,  gray head and upperparts contrasting with whitish underparts and a pale tail; the species' eponymous bright red irides usually are obvious at close range.

Distribution of the Fire-eyed Diucon
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Fire-eyed Diucon

Recommended Citation

Portman, M., A. Brush, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fiediu1.01