© Evando F. Lopes
© Fabricio V. Costa
Habitat:breeds in tropical South America from Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad south to Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay
Status: Least Concern

Obviously the White-headed Marsh Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala) is completely unrelated to the Bald Eagle, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing it was a miniature version of one. I love how it’s so petite – and adult growing 12.7 cm long and weighs 15 g and yet has the same dramatic appearance as the majestic eagle…er, kinda.

The photos above are all of males, females are too boring to show off (you know, with the typical brown feathers and no style). You can find these birds hanging out in marshy savannahs, reedbeds and the edges of mangrove swamps.