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Sharp-tailed Tyrant

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Alternative name: Sharp-tailed Grass Tyrant

Photo by Rodrigo ConteBrasilia, Brazil, April 2016
Photo by Rodrigo Conte
Brasilia, Brazil, April 2016
Culicivora caudacuta


[edit] Identification

10·5 cm (4 in)

  • Dark brown upperparts, heavily streaked with buff
  • White underparts
  • Cinnamon flanks
  • Black crown
  • White supercilium
  • Black eyestripe
  • Brown tail
    • Feathers long, slender and pointed

[edit] Distribution

South America: found from eastern Bolivia to south-central Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay and north-eastern Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

[edit] Habitat

Open dry and wet grassland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They forage in pairs and small groups mostly for insects, with seeds also probably being eaten.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a small cup nest from grass and other plant material.

[edit] Vocalisation

Vocalizations are high pitch and nasal.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)

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