Pied Water-Tyrant (Fluvicola pica)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pucallpa, Ucayali

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Pucallpa, Ucayali

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Colombia


Identification & Behavior: ~13 cm (5.1 in). The Pied Water-Tyrant has black and white upperparts and pure white underparts. The bill and legs are black. It forages in open shrubbery and scrub always near water. It is very similar to a Black-backed Water-Tyrant but is distinguished by having distinctively black and white upperparts.

Status: The Pied Water-Tyrant is known in Peru from numerous sight records in Ucayali and southern Loreto. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Tirano-de-Agua Blanco y Negro.

Sub-species: Pied Water-Tyrant (Fluvicola pica), (Boddaert), 1783.

Meaning of Name: Fluvicola: L. fluvius, fluvii= river and cola, colere= dweller, to inhabit. pica: L. pica= magpie. In ornithology used also of birds which are pied black and white.

See more of the Family Tyrannidae  peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.