Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Ash-breasted Tit-tyrant (Anairetes alpinus) - HBW 9, p. 281

French: Taurillon gris German: Graubrust-Tachurityrann Spanish: Cachudito Pechicenizo

Taxonomy: Yanacea alpina Carriker, 1933, Yánac, 15,000 feet [c. 4570 m], Ancash, Peru.
Genus was long known as Spizitornis. Present species formerly treated in monotypic genus Yanacea, but plumage and molecular evidence suggest close relationship with A. flavirostris. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • alpinus (Carriker, 1933) - W Andean slope in N Peru (Ancash, La Libertad).
  • bolivianus (Carriker, 1935) - SE Peru (Cuzco, Apurímac) and NW Bolivia (La Paz).

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