Chapada Flycatcher (Suiriri islerorum) - HBW 9, p. 276
French: Tyranneau des Isler
Spanish: Fiofío de la Chapada
Taxonomy: Suiriri islerorum K. J. Zimmer et al., 2001, Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Genus traditionally placed near Elaenia and allies on basis of external morphology, but syringeal data suggest closest to Ornithion and allies. This species was until recently treated as an undescribed form of S. suiriri; moreover, unpublished molecular data suggest that it may be more closely related to Sublegatus than to latter species. Monotypic.
Distribution: C & SW Brazil (Maranhão, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul) and extreme E Bolivia (E Santa Cruz).
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A pair performing its taxonomically significant courtship display Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 June 2001 9 years ago 17 sec 3.5