Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Black-chested Tyrant (Taeniotriccus andrei) - HBW 9, p. 328

French: Todirostre d’André German: Schwarzschopf-Todityrann Spanish: Mosquero Pechinegro

Taxonomy: Taeniotriccus andrei Berlepsch and Hartert, 1902, La Prisión, River Caura, Bolívar, Venezuela.
Genus subsumed into Poecilotriccus by some authors, a move supported by additional research on internal morphology. Other authors have argued for retention of this monotypic genus on the basis of several distinctive morphological features, notably the crest, bill shape, wing and facial patterns, unusual comb-like feathers above the eyes, and the ruff-like feathering of the head and nape; this treatment is also supported by recent information on vocalizations. Validity of poorly known race klagesi has been questioned, but apparent large geographical separation from nominate, alon.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Taeniotriccus andrei Berlepsch and Hartert, 1902, La Prisión, River Caura, Bolívar, Venezuela.
Genus subsumed into Poecilotriccus by some authors, a move supported by additional research on internal morphology. Other authors have argued for retention of this monotypic genus on the basis of several distinctive morphological features, notably the crest, bill shape, wing and facial patterns, unusual comb-like feathers above the eyes, and the ruff-like feathering of the head and nape; this treatment is also supported by recent information on vocalizations. Validity of poorly known race klagesi has been questioned, but apparent large geographical separation from nominate, along with possible plumage distinctions, argue for maintaining it at any rate for the present. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • andrei Berlepsch & Hartert, 1902 - NE & EC Venezuela in Monagas, Delta Amacuro and N Bolívar (mostly lower and middle R Caura and R Paragua), and extreme N Brazil (NE Amazonas, N Roraima).
  • klagesi Todd, 1925 - EC Brazil S of Amazon (S Pará, N Maranhão).