Our Birdorable Bonanza: 2015 Advent Edition is rolling along! Today's new bird is a South American species of flycatcher: the Many-colored Rush Tyrant! Many-colored Rush Tyrants are songbirds in the flycatcher family. They are found across much of southern South America. This... Read more »
Many-colored Rush Tyrant
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 & Statistics
The Many-colored Rush Tyrant is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.