Strange-tailed tyrant

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Strange-tailed tyrant
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A male strange-tailed tyrant at Iberá Wetlands, Corrientes Province, Argentina
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Alectrurus
A. risora
Binomial name
Alectrurus risora
(Vieillot, 1824)

The strange-tailed tyrant (Alectrurus risora) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae.

It is found in northeastern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and three small separated localities in southern Brazil. Its natural habitat is subtropical, tropical, dry lowland, or grassland.

It is threatened by habitat loss, and is mostly extirpated (extinct) apart from the Iberia Marshlands where you can still see them very rarely in Argentina. Approximately half of its range still exists in the north and northeast in southern Paraguay, northeastern Argentina, and western Uruguay.


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

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