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Black-backed Water Tyrant

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Photo by Rogerio Araújo Dias  Luziânia, Brazil
Photo by Rogerio Araújo Dias
Luziânia, Brazil
Fluvicola albiventer


[edit] Identification

14 cm (5½ in)

  • White underparts
  • Black upperparts
  • Black hind-crown and nape
  • White-spotted wing-bar
  • White forehead, sides of the head

[edit] Distribution

Photo by Francisco PaludoAraripe, CE, Brasil, July, 2017
Photo by Francisco Paludo
Araripe, CE, Brasil, July, 2017

South America: found from Amazonian and eastern Brazil to eastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Marshes and shrubby vegetation; riversides and oxbow lakes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They forage on, or near the ground and on floating vegetation for insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2015)
  3. Arthur Grosset

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