Buff-banded Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus hellmayri) - HBW 9, p. 279
French: Tyranneau de Hellmayr
Spanish: Piojito de los Pinos
Taxonomy: Mecocerculus hellmayri Berlepsch, 1907, Cocapata, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Genus as presently constituted is probably polyphyletic, and in need of further study. Syringeal characters suggest that present species and M. poecilocercus, which form a superspecies, as well as M. stictopterus, are possibly close to Camptostoma, Inezia and relatives. Monotypic.
Distribution: Andes from SE Peru (N Puno) S to NW Argentina (Jujuy).
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Adult bird, seen from the front, perched on a branch inside a big bush.
Locality Comarapa, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Pia Öberg 28 August 2009 4 years ago 3.7
A bird perched
Locality Calilegua National Park, Jujuy Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Fabrice Schmitt 17 October 2009 6 years ago 3.4
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