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Velvety Black-Tyrant

Knipolegus nigerrimus

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Large flycatcher found in montane grassy and rocky open areas. Uniformly glossy blue-black with a short crest. In flight, note the white wing patch. Females have a chestnut chin. The song, delivered in a display flight, is a short and high-pitched “prrrr.”

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