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Cock-tailed Tyrant

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Alectrurus tricolor

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[edit] Identification

12cm
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
FemalePhoto  ©  by Francisco PaludoSacramento, MG, Brasil, July, 2018
Female
Photo © by Francisco Paludo
Sacramento, MG, Brasil, July, 2018

[edit] Distribution

South America: found locally in eastern Bolivia, north-eastern Argentina, north-eastern Paraguay and outherns 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

The diet includes insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. ARKive

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