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Pitangus sulphuratus (Great Kiskadee)

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Cell Type SampledGanglion Cells
Staining/Visualization MethodCresyl Violet
Type of Retinal SpecializationFovea and Horizontal Streak
Peak Density 55000
Peak Density UnitsCells/sq.mm
Retinal Position of SpecializationC, NT
Total Number of Cells2894308
ReferenceCoimbra, J. P., M. L. V. Marceliano, et al. (2006). "The retina of tyrant flycatchers: topographic organization of neuronal density and size in the ganglion cell layer of the great kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus and the rusty margined flycatcher Myiozetete
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PublisherKarger
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Taxonomic Classification (Vertebrate Class)Aves
SubclassNeognathae
OrderPasseriformes
SpeciesPitangus sulphuratus
Common NameGreat Kiskadee
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HabitatIt is almost omnivorous, and hunts like a shrike or flycatcher, waiting on an open perch high in a tree to sally out to catch insects in flight, or descending on rodents, or other small prey. It will also take some fruit and occasionally dives for fish in
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