Meet another resident of Kabalebo: the Black-tailed Tityra.
The Black-tailed Tityra is a remarkable bird, one you won't likely forget easily. First of all, they have this immaculate white on their belly and back and of course the red/dark pink on their eyes/beak.
Black-tailed Tityra's (Tityra cayana) are passerine birds, but their sound is one you won't likely enjoy. They produce this dry toneless rattling voice that can be compared with a duck sound, but one you will hear not near the water, but in the trees. They are seen sitting on exposed branches while making their unique sound.
Here you see a male Black-tailed Tityra (spotless white chest) hidden between the coconut leaves. They are not travelling in mixed flocks but as a couple. Black-tailed Tityra's live from berries, fruit, insects, termites and ants.
Here you see a female Black-tailed Tityra (black stripes on her chest). Both male and female are taking turns to build their nest. I have seen them both busy collecting nest material and disappear inside a coconut tree or a maripa tree. Both parents are also responsible for taking care of their hatchlings.
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