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Many-colored Rush Tyrant

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About the Many-colored Rush Tyrant

Also known as: Many-coloured Rush Tyrant
The Many-colored Rush Tyrant is a small species of songbird found across much of southern South America. The colorful little flycatcher comes from a family of rather dull-colored species, making its multicolored plumage even more remarkable.

Many-colored (or -coloured) Rush Tyrants are found in reeded marsh habitats and around wetlands and lakes. They forage by gleaning insects from reeds or stems. They also found prey by running or hopping on the ground or on the wing.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 11 December 2015
Scientific Name Tachuris rubrigastra
  • Passeriformes
  • Tyrannidae
  • Tachuris
  • T. rubrigastra
Birdorable Family Flycatchers & Friends
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 4 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
4.3 to 4.5 inches
.23 to .28 ounces
Range South America

International Names

  • Papa-piri (Brazilian)
  • 多色苇霸鹟 (Chinese)
  • tyrančík mnohobarvý (Czech)
  • Mangefarvet Rørtyran (Danish)
  • Ornaattachuri (Dutch)
  • keikarinapsija (Finnish)
  • Tyranneau omnicolore (French)
  • Vielfarben-Tachurityrann (German)
  • Tiranno ventrerosso (Italian)
  • ゴシキタイランチョウ [goshikitairanchou] (Japanese)
  • Fagertyrann (Norwegian)
  • teczak (Polish)
  • Bonito-do-piri (Portuguese)
  • Тростниковый тиранн (Russian)
  • Sietecolores (Spanish)
  • Vasstyrann (Swedish)

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