Rufous-tailed Tyrant Knipolegus poecilurus
Rufous-tailed Tyrant, Alto Nieva, San Martin, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Alto Nieva, San Martin, Peru
October 2018

The Rufous-tailed Tyrant is distributed from the mountains of northern Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and with a disjunct population in southern Venezuela and adjacent Brazil and Guyana. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

In Peru it is found at forest edges on the eastern slope of the Andes at between 900 and 2,300 metres. It differs from other members of the Knipolegus genus in the lack of sexual dimorphism. It is distinguished from other female Knipolegus in having a red eye and a darker rump.

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