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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant

The many-coloured rush tyrant is a small passerine bird of South America belonging to the tyrant flycatcher family. It is the only member of the genus Tachuris and its relationships with the other members of the family are uncertain. It inhabits marshland and reedbeds around lakes and rivers. It is particularly associated with stands of Scirpus. The nest is built among plant stems.

Scientific name: Tachuris rubrigastra
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Tachuris