The Black- crowned Tityra is a species of bird Tityridae family and the order Passeriformes.

The approximate size of adult is 21 cm.

It is found in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

Birds of this genus are chubby and have distinctive short tails, whose black and white plumage makes them easily recognizable.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

Live in couple or solitary. They prefer river banks that are dark and completely humid. Most are difficult to find. Males usually have abundant white plumage.

Tityras are mainly fruit eaters and nest in holes in trees.