|Masked Water-tyrant Fluvicola
Brazilian name: lavadeira-mascarada
There are two populations of the Masked Water-tyrant separated by thousands of kilometres. One is in eastern Brazil from Maranhão to São Paulo and the other is on the Pacific coast of Ecuador and north-west Peru.
|It is mostly white with the "mask" being a black stripe through the eye and it has brownish-black wings and tail which has a broad white tip. The back is pale grey.
It is common in marshes and open scrubby areas near water and is sometimes found in gardens.
|There are illustrations in Ridgely & Tudor, Volume 2, Plate 42; Sick, Page 476 and Ridgely & Greenfield, Plate 72.
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto .