Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Buff-banded Tyrannulet (Mecocerculus hellmayri) - HBW 9, p. 279

French: Tyranneau de Hellmayr German: Fahlbinden-Tachurityrann 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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