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This group of birds, which includes tyrant flycatchers (Tyrannidae), are considered the largest family of birds on Earth, with more than 400 species. The Phainopepla is not a member of the tyrant group. Species include here are Alder, Ash-throated, Dusky, Gray, Hammond’s, Least, Olive-sided, Scissor-tailed, Sulphur-bellied, Vermillion and Willow Flycatchers, along with Black and Say’s Phoebes, Cassin’s and Western Kingbirds, Western Wood-pewee and the aforementioned Phainopepla.