Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Bright-rumped Attila (Attila spadiceus) - HBW 9, p. 445

French: Attila à croupion jaune German: Gelbbürzel-Attilatyrann Spanish: Atila Polimorfo
Other common names: Polymorphic/Streaked Attila

Taxonomy: [Muscicapa] spadicea J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Cayenne.
Races differ vocally, with dawn songs falling into Middle and South American groups, suggesting that more than one species may be involved; further study required. Twelve subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pacificus Hellmayr, 1929 - coastal W Mexico, from Sinaloa S to W Oaxaca.
  • flammulatus Lafresnaye, 1848 - SE Mexico (Veracruz and E Oaxaca E to S Quintana Roo), Guatemala, Belize and NC Honduras.
  • gaumeri Salvin & Godman, 1891 - N Yucatán Peninsula (SE Mexico), including islands of Holbox, Meco and Mujeres.

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  • pacificus Hellmayr, 1929 - coastal W Mexico, from Sinaloa S to W Oaxaca.
  • flammulatus Lafresnaye, 1848 - SE Mexico (Veracruz and E Oaxaca E to S Quintana Roo), Guatemala, Belize and NC Honduras.
  • gaumeri Salvin & Godman, 1891 - N Yucatán Peninsula (SE Mexico), including islands of Holbox, Meco and Mujeres.
  • cozumelae Ridgway, 1885 - Cozumel I, off NE Quintana Roo.
  • salvadorensis Dickey & van Rossem, 1929 - El Salvador S to NW Nicaragua.
  • citreopygus (Bonaparte, 1854) - SE Honduras and Nicaragua S to W Panama.
  • sclateri Lawrence, 1862 - E Panama and adjacent NW Colombia.
  • parvirostris J. A. Allen, 1900 - N Colombia (Santa Marta region) and NW Venezuela (Maracaibo Basin).
  • caniceps Todd, 1917 - middle Magdalena and lower Sinú Valleys, in N Colombia.
  • parambae Hartert, 1900 - W Colombia S to NW Ecuador (S to Manabí and Pichincha).
  • spadiceus (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - W & N Venezuela (Táchira, W Apure, SE Lara, and Falcón E to Aragua), Trinidad, and entire Amazon-Orinoco Basin from SE Colombia NE to the Guianas and S to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia and S Amazonian Brazil.
  • uropygiatus (Wied, 1831) - coastal E Brazil (Alagoas, S Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro).