- Tachuris rubrigastra
Photo © by rdavis
Pantanos de Villa, Peru
, March 2010
11â€“11Â·5 cm (4Â¼-4Â½ 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.
South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and, in winter, southern Brazil.
Four subspecies are recognized:
- Marshes of coastal western Peru (La Libertad to northern Ica)
- North Chile (Antofagasta)
Photo © by Luis R
Batuco Wetland. Santiago de Chile
, May 2017
Large reed-beds, marshes and grassy lake edges.
Their main diet consists of insects. The forage either alone or in family groups.
They construct a woven, cup shaped nest of dry rush strips. The clutch consists of 2 to 3 yellowish eggs.
Sounds include some reminding of a bouncing ball and others with a buzz quality.
- 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/
- Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)
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