Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Bearded Tachuri (Polystictus pectoralis) - HBW 9, p. 288

French: Tyranneau barbu German: Streifenkinn-Grastyrann Spanish: Tachurí Barbado

Taxonomy: Sylvia pectoralis Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
Was for long treated in a separate genus, Habrura; relationship with P. superciliaris needs confirmation. Race bogotensis (possibly extinct) probably merits rank of full species. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bogotensis (Chapman, 1915) - very local in temperate zone in Cundinimarca (savannas of Bogotá) and Valle (upper Dagua Valley), in Colombia.
  • brevipennis (Berlepsch & Hartert, 1902) - E Colombia, S Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam and N Brazil (Roraima, Amapá, W Pará).
  • pectoralis (Vieillot, 1817) - E Bolivia (Santa Cruz), S Brazil (locally from Mato Grosso S to Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, N Argentina (S to Mendoza, La Pampa and Buenos Aires) and Uruguay.