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Many-colored Rush Tyrant

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AdultPhoto by moraleda Concepcion, Chile
Adult
Photo by moraleda
Concepcion, Chile
Tachuris rubrigastra

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[edit] Identification

JuvenilePhoto by rdavis Pantanos de Villa, Peru, March 2010
Juvenile
Photo by rdavis
Pantanos de Villa, Peru, March 2010

11–11·5 cm (4¼-4½ in)

  • Black crown with red central line
  • Golden supercilium from bill to nape
  • Sides of the face with bluish black triangle from the bill base to auriculars
  • White throat
  • Yellow chest
  • Light yellow abdomen
  • Reddish undertail
  • Green back
  • Black wing with white line
  • BBlack tail with white border
  • Black legs
  • Black and thin bill
  • Pale eyes.

Juvenile much less colorful.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and, in winter, southern Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

AdultPhoto by BirdsPeru Lima, Peru, October 2005
Adult
Photo by BirdsPeru
Lima, Peru, October 2005

[edit] Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • T. r. libertatis:
  • Marshes of coastal western Peru (La Libertad to northern Ica)
  • T. r. alticola:
  • T. r. rubrigastra:
  • T. r. loaensis:
  • North Chile (Antofagasta)

[edit] Habitat

Photo by Luis RBatuco Wetland. Santiago de Chile, May 2017
Photo by Luis R
Batuco Wetland. Santiago de Chile, May 2017

Large reed-beds, marshes and grassy lake edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects. The forage either alone or in family groups.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a woven, cup shaped nest of dry rush strips. The clutch consists of 2 to 3 yellowish eggs.

[edit] Vocalisation

Sounds include some reminding of a bouncing ball and others with a buzz quality.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)

[edit] External Links

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