Amazonian black tyrant

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Amazonian black tyrant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Knipolegus
Species: K. poecilocercus
Binomial name
Knipolegus poecilocercus
(Pelzeln, 1868)

The Amazonian black tyrant (Knipolegus poecilocercus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is found in subtropical or tropical swampsm in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela.


The males are readily identified by their shiny black body, blue hooded head and light blue bills. The females more drab-coloured, with an olive brown body, lighter underside and streaked wing lining, with a reddish brown lining on the inner tail feathers.[2]