Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Apical Flycatcher (Myiarchus apicalis) - HBW 9, p. 434

French: Tyran à queue givrée German: Kolumbienschopftyrann 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).