Brownish Twistwing (Cnipodectes subbrunneus) - HBW 9, p. 345
French: Platyrhynque brun
Spanish: Mosquero Pardo
Other common names: Brownish Flycatcher
Taxonomy: Cyclorhynchus subbrunneus P. L. Sclater, 1860, Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador.
Affinities uncertain; toe structure suggests relationship to family Pipridae; a new species recently discovered in SE Peru appears to belong to this hitherto monospecific genus (see page 186). Races poorly differentiated; birds from E Panama and NW Colombia sometimes separated as race panamensis, but no visible differences in plumage from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- subbrunneus (P. L. Sclater, 1860) - E Panama, W Colombia and W Ecuador.
- minor P. L. Sclater, 1884 - W Amazon from Colombia and E Ecuador S to Peru, W Brazil and NW Bolivia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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