BIRD OF THE WEEK — COCK-TAILED TYRANT — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

Cock-tailed Tyrant

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Alectrurus tricolor
POPULATION: 6,000 – 15,000
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Wet and dry grasslands; prefers taller grasses

In Bolivia, local people call the Cock-tailed Tyrant “helicoptero” for its distinctive flight pattern, which resembles a slow hummingbird hover. A little bigger than a junco, these are eye-catching birds; males have bold black-and-white plumage and fan-like tails that give them a jaunty appearance.

Cock-tailed Tyrant, Bennett Hennessey

This distinctive bird is a member of the tyrant-flycatcher family, a large group of insect-eating birds of the Western Hemisphere named for their bold, curious, and sometimes aggressive habits. This family also includes Olive-sided Flycatcher, Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant, and Ochraceous Attila.

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