A very unique bird who pops out from rest wearing a suit of distinctive black and topped off by a pure white head

This small flycatcher is one of a kind, with a black body and a white head that sets it out from the crowd.

A very unique bird who pops out from rest wearing a suit of distinctive black and topped off by a pure white head

The white-headed marsh tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala), commonly known as the marsh tyrant, is 12.7 cm in length and 15 g in weight.

Aside from the comparatively big white head and yellowish lower beak, the male is totally brown-black.

His bill is narrow and pointed, with a yellow lower mandible and a blackish top mandible.

His eyes are a dark brown color, and his legs and feet are blackish.

Females have brown upper parts, wings, and a black tail.

A very unique bird who pops out from rest wearing a suit of distinctive black and topped off by a pure white head

Her underparts, head sides, and forecrown are all dull white.

Her bill, eyes, and legs are identical to those of the male.

From Colombia, Venezuela, and Trinidad south to Bolivia, Argentina, and Paraguay, these birds are a resident species.

White-headed Marsh-Tyrant prefers watery habitats like as marshes and ponds, reed beds, and the borders of mangrove swamps.

It prefers marshy places beside streams and is generally found below 500 meters in height.

This bird prefers to sit on an exposed perch among marsh vegetation or on a limb near water, periodically sallying out to feast on insects, their main source of food, before returning to the perch.

A very unique bird who pops out from rest wearing a suit of distinctive black and topped off by a pure white head

These birds construct an oval ball-shaped nest line out of grasses and other plant material, with a porch side entrance.

It is attached to the end of a branch that is near or over water.

Both sexes incubate the standard clutch of two or three creamy-white eggs with a few brown markings.

Incubation takes 12 to 16 days and is shared by both adults. Both parents feed the young, who fledge around two weeks after hatching.

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