Masked water tyrant

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The masked water tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae, the tyrant flycatchers, one of three in the genus Fluvicola.

Masked water tyrant
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Fluvicola
F. nengeta
Binomial name
Fluvicola nengeta
(Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Lanius nengeta Linnaeus, 1766
  • Fluvicola atripennis Sclater, 1860

Distribution and habitatEdit

It is found in its major range in eastern and southeastern Brazil in the caatinga and extreme eastern cerrado, and also Atlantic coastal regions; a second smaller disjunct range occurs on the Pacific side of South America in western Ecuador, and coastal border regions of northwest Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Fluvicola nengeta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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