Habitat: The Masked tityra can be found almost everywhere in wooded lowlands and foothills. However, they will prefer to be in clearings and borders. Distribution: This species has been reported from northern Mexico to Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil. Natural History Notes: This bird is usually found in pair, fairly high in fruiting trees. The call is funny and sounds almost like a pig, with a sharp "querp" sound. Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: This species has a total length of 7.75 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The males has a plumage mostly white with pearl spots on the above. The wings and the basal half of the tail are black. Then, the facial area is black with naked skin around the eye and the bill is mostly red. The female looks similar with the red bill and the naked skin near the eyes, but the female's head is brown, as well as the back.