Andean Tyrant (Knipolegus signatus) - HBW 9, p. 377
French: Ada de Jelski
Spanish: Viudita Andina
Other common names: Jelski’s Bush-tyrant (signatus); Plumbeous (Andean) Tyrant (cabanisi)
Taxonomy: Ochthodiaeta signatus Taczanowski, 1875, Auquimarca and Ninabamba, Peru.
Taxonomic history complex. Races earlier treated as two distinct species in separate genera, nominate being placed in Ochthodiaeta (now Myiotheretes) and cabanisi in present genus; subsequent authors generally considered them conspecific, and moved nominate to current genus, although with suggestion by some that they may be separate species. More recently, various authors have treated races either as conspecific or as representing two distinct species forming a superspecies. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- signatus (Taczanowski, 1875) - extreme S Ecuador, N & C Peru (Amazonas to Huánuco, Junín).
- cabanisi Schulz, 1882 - SE Peru (E Cuzco, N Puno), SE Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija) and NW Argentina (Jujuy S to Catamarca and Tucumán).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
perched on a dead tree trunk Locality Satipo Road, Junín Department, Peru (ssp signatus)
Daniêl Jimenez 9 November 2012 2 years ago 33 sec 4.2
A bird perched on a pole. Locality Satipo Road, Junín Department, Peru (ssp signatus)
Yoel Jimenez 9 November 2012 2 years ago 58 sec 4
A bird perched on a branch and flying away Locality Yala, Jujuy Province, Argentina (ssp cabanisi)
Barry Attridge 16 December 2006 7 years ago 8 sec 4
A male in a tree Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp cabanisi)
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2005 9 years ago 5 sec 3.1
Perching in between feeding sallies
Locality Calilegua National Park, Jujuy Province, Argentina
Richard Bayldon 19 November 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.5
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality El Rey National Park, Salta Province, Argentina (ssp cabanisi)
Carmelo López 3 October 2009 2 years ago 2.8
A male on a branch.
Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp cabanisi)
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2005 4 years ago 1.8
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