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A photo of a Long-tailed Tyrant (Colonia colonus)
Long-tailed Tyrant

Long-tailed Tyrant

Colonia colonus

The Long-tailed Tyrant, Colonia colonus, is a distinctive bird species within the Tyrannidae family, notable for its singular placement in the genus Colonia. This bird is characterized by its impressive tail, which is particularly elongated and adds a touch of elegance to its overall appearance.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify the Long-tailed Tyrant, observers should look for its standout feature: the remarkably long tail. This, combined with its Tyrannidae family traits, makes it a unique species to spot in the wild.

Habitat

The Long-tailed Tyrant is known to inhabit a variety of forested environments. It thrives in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, as well as subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It can also be found in areas where forests have been heavily degraded, showcasing its adaptability.

Distribution

This bird has a wide range, being found across several countries in South and Central America. Its presence has been recorded in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Behaviour

The Long-tailed Tyrant exhibits behaviors typical of its family, with a particular penchant for utilizing its long tail in various displays and maneuvers.

Conservation status

According to the IUCN Red List, the Long-tailed Tyrant is classified as Least Concern. This suggests that, currently, there are no immediate threats to its population levels that would warrant a higher degree of conservation action.

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