Vireos (Vireonidae)

Black-billed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis nigrirostris) - HBW 15, p. 415

French: Sourciroux à bec noir German: Schwarzschnabelvireo Spanish: Vireón Piquinegro

Taxonomy: Cyclaris [sic] nigrirostris Lafresnaye, 1842, Bogotá, Colombia.
Genus formerly placed in its own separate family, Cyclarhidae; sometimes placed in a subfamily, Cyclarhinae. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nigrirostris Lafresnaye, 1842 - upper tropical and subtropical zones of Colombia W of E Andes (excluding Santa Marta region and also Nariño) and of E slope in Ecuador (S at least to C Napo).
  • atrirostris P. L. Sclater, 1887 - upper tropical zone in W Andes of S Colombia (Nariño) and S into Ecuador (S generally to Pichincha, but at least one sighting has been reported as far S as El Oro).