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Eyes Bigger than His Beak - Cattle Tyrant Attempting to Swallow a Huge Dragonfly We saw this one early morning on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as it struggled to swallow a huge dragonfly that it had caught (or possibly found). In case you are wondering, it eventually did get it down Brazil,Cattle tyrant,Copacabana,Geotagged,Machetornis rixosa,Rio de Janeiro,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eyes Bigger than His Beak - Cattle Tyrant Attempting to Swallow a Huge Dragonfly

We saw this one early morning on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro as it struggled to swallow a huge dragonfly that it had caught (or possibly found). In case you are wondering, it eventually did get it down

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  1. Whoa, imagine the stomach needed to process that! Posted 3 days ago
    1. It must be very confident in it's gizzard 's abilities. Posted 2 days ago

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The cattle tyrant is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It is the only member of the genus ''Machetornis''.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Dec 7, 2018. Captured Sep 24, 2018 11:21 in Av. Atlântica, S/N - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil.
  • DC-TZ202
  • f/6.4
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO640
  • 132mm