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Many-colored Rush Tyrant
4 in. Black crown with red central line. Yellow supercilliary 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. Black tail with white border. Black legs. Black and thin bill. Pale eyes.
Juvenile much less colorful.
Four subspecies are recognized:
Reeds and rushes near water
Diet includes insects.
It builds a woven, cup shaped nest of dry rush strips. 2 to 3 yellowish eggs are laid.
Sounds include some reminding of a bouncing ball and others with a buzz quality.
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