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Passeriformes > Tyrannidae

Bright-rumped Attila

Attila spadiceus

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A distinctive, rather large flycatcher of tropical and subtropical forest and woodland, heard far more often than seen. Feeds from the forest floor to the canopy; has a habit of strongly flicking its tail up and down while perched. Readily identified by its staring face with orange eyes; stout, slightly hooked pinkish bill; and streaked breast. The bright tawny rump can be hard to see. Loud, strident, whistled song given at any time of day, but especially around dawn.

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America