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Cock-tailed Tyrant

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Alectrurus tricolor

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[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto  ©  by Francisco PaludoSacramento, MG, Brasil, July, 2018
Female
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Sacramento, MG, Brasil, July, 2018

12cm (4¾ in)
Male

  • Black upperparts
  • Grey rump
  • White face and underparts
  • White between wing tops
  • Black patch on sides of breast
  • Black tail with elongated tail feathers forming a crescent

Female - similar

  • Brown
  • Normal-shaped, short tail

[edit] Distribution

South America: found locally in eastern Bolivia, north-eastern Argentina, north-eastern Paraguay and southern Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

[edit] Habitat

Lowland dry grassland and seasonally wet or flooded grassland with tall vegetation.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, particularly arthropods.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. ARKive
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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