Apical Flycatcher (Myiarchus apicalis) - HBW 9, p. 434
French: Tyran à queue givrée
Spanish: Copetón Apical
Taxonomy: Myiarchus apicalis P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1881, “Bogotá” = Honda, Tolima, Colombia.
Affinities uncertain, as present species not included in recent phylogenetic analysis of genus; it is predicted that it is probably either sister to M. ferox and M. phaeocephalus or paraphyletic with them. Monotypic.
Distribution: Upper parts of four river systems in WC Colombia: Cauca Valley (Valle and Cauca, one record from Antioquia), Pacific slope in arid valleys of upper R Dagua (Valle), upper R Patía (Nariño and valley of R Calima), and Magdalena Valley (Santander and Boyacá S to Huila).
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A bird perched in a tree above, then flying away. Locality Bolombolo, Antioquía Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 6 November 2012 2 years ago 22 sec 3.6
in tree, panting in heat Locality Concordia, Antioquía Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 May 2012 3 years ago 36 sec 3.6
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Endemic colombian bird
Locality Club Campestre de Cali, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Juan José Arango E. 13 February 2015 33 weeks ago 4.8
Adult perched in the morning sun.
Locality Laguna El Hato, Tolima Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 7 April 2015 25 weeks ago 4.3
One ind from a couple
Locality Girardot, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 27 January 2013 2 years ago 3.7
On a branch
Locality Arbeláez, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 14 August 2011 4 years ago 3.5
One bird responding to playback.
Locality Bolombolo, Antioquía Department, Colombia (Monotypic species)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 17 November 2010 4 years ago 3.1
Birding tour with Bogota Birding at Central andes from Colombia
Locality Nilo, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
Oswaldo Cortes - BOGOTA B... 2 February 2006 2 years ago 3