Many-coloured Rush-tyrant (Tachuris rubrigastra) - HBW 9, p. 315
French: Tyranneau omnicolore
Other common names: Many-coloured Tyrant
Taxonomy: Sylvia rubrigastra Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
Distinctive monotypic genus hypothesized by some as being closest to Pseudocolopteryx. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- libertatis Hellmayr, 1920 - W Peru (La Libertad S to Lima and N Ica).
- alticola (Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896) - C & SE Peru (Junín S to Puno), W Bolivia (La Paz, Oruro) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Tucumán).
- loaensis R. A. Philippi [Bañados] & Johnson, 1946 - N Chile (Antofagasta at confluence of R Loa and R San Salvador).
- rubrigastra (Vieillot, 1817) - Paraguay, SE Brazil (S São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul), C & W Chile (Atacama S to Chiloé and Aisén), Argentina (Misiones, and from Santa Fe to Buenos Aires and S to Santa Cruz) and Uruguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
A adult bird foraging around in the reeds. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp alticola)
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2012 2 years ago 21 sec 4.7
An adult moving among vegetation, looking for food (slow motion 50%). Locality Bañadito de Abente, Canelones Department, Uruguay (ssp rubrigastra)
Josep del Hoyo 25 April 2012 2 years ago 31 sec 4.5
An adult perched and calling in response to playback Locality Laguna El Peral, Chile (ssp rubrigastra)
Greg Baker 8 November 2011 3 years ago 18 sec 4.4
An adult foraging on vegetation, on a wetland (slow motion 50%). Locality Bañadito de Abente, Canelones Department, Uruguay (ssp rubrigastra)
Josep del Hoyo 25 April 2012 2 years ago 31 sec 4
A bird foraging on a wetland (slow motion 50%). Locality Bañadito de Abente, Canelones Department, Uruguay (ssp rubrigastra)
Josep del Hoyo 25 April 2012 2 years ago 33 sec 3.8
A partially obscured adult feeding young at the nest Locality Pisco City, Pisco Valley, Ica Department, Peru (ssp libertatis)
Keith Blomerley 9 November 2004 4 years ago 23 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 31 photos
Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp alticola)
George Scott 10 December 2013 35 weeks ago 4.9
Adult Many-Coloured Rush Tyrant
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil (ssp rubrigastra)
Stephen John Jones 21 February 2012 2 years ago 4.7
A bird in the reeds
Locality Matilde, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp rubrigastra)
Horacio Luna 21 September 2014 21 weeks ago 4.6
Bird perched inside the reeds
Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp alticola)
Dubi Shapiro 30 October 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Female near nest
Locality Pantanos de Puerto Viejo, Lima Department, Peru
AlfredoFernandez 45 weeks ago 4.5
A bird walking close to the water in a marsh area
Locality Cusco Department, Peru (ssp alticola)
Jose Ramon 3 October 2011 1 year ago 4.4