Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Andean Tyrant (Knipolegus signatus) - HBW 9, p. 377

French: Ada de Jelski German: Andendunkeltyrann 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).

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