Amazonian black tyrant

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Amazonian black tyrant
Knipolegus poecilocercus - Amazonian Black-Tyrant (female), Anavilhanas islands, , Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil.jpg
A female amazonian black tyrant at Anavilhanas National Park, Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Knipolegus
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]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Knipolegus poecilocercus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
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