HUDSON´S BLACK-TYRANT Knipolegus hudsoni
Perhaps the most little known of the Black-tyrants, Hudson´s is a bird that breeds in Argentina and winters in Bolivia, using Paraguay merely as a stepping stone between one and the other for a brief period each year. Unsurprisingly records of this secretive and rare bird are few, exacerbated by the fact that typically its migration takes it through the most isolated parts of the dry Chaco. The male in this photo was only the 6th record in Paraguay and represents the first time the bird has been photographed in the country. Note the diagnostic white flank patch of the male.
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FIGURE 1 - (FPAVE220PH) Adult male, PN Tte Enciso, Departamento Boquerón (Paul Smith October 2010).
FIGURE 2 - (FPAVE221PH) Same individual (Paul Smith October 2010).
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