Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Sharp-tailed Tyrant (Culicivora caudacuta) - HBW 9, p. 287

French: Tyranneau à queue aiguë German: Spitzschwanz-Grastyrann Spanish: Tachurí Coludo
Other common names: Sharp-tailed Grass-tyrant

Taxonomy: Muscicapa caudacuta Vieillot, 1818, Paraguay.
Affinities uncertain, and genus often treated as incertae sedis, because of unusual plumage and tail feathers, presence of only ten rectrices, and non-exaspidean tarsi. Probably related to Polystictus on basis of similarities in plumage, bill morphology, behaviour and habitat. Monotypic.

Distribution: Locally in E Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Santa Cruz), C & S Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, C Goiás, and S Bahia S to São Paulo and W Paraná), E Paraguay and N Argentina (S to Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Corrientes).