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Many-coloured Rush Tyrant

Tachuris rubrigastra


Spotted in Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Uruguay. This awesome little bird is not very shy, and hops from stem to stem in the reedbeds surrounding lakes, searching for insects. It's about 10cm long, so really quite small. As you can see, the plumage is very colourful, which is illustrated by the name as well. Here in Uruguay, this bird is called "Sietecolores de la laguna", meaning "Seven-colours-of-the-lake". Chicks are much duller than adults. More photos in the gallery on my site (link at the right).


Marshland and reedbeds around lakes and rivers.

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remco.douma 6 years ago

Thank you Desmond!

Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Great Series remco.douma!

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Pinares - Las Delicias, Maldonado, Uruguay

Spotted on Dec 28, 2014
Submitted on Jan 3, 2015

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