Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Chestnut-crowned Becard (Pachyramphus castaneus) - HBW 9, p. 455

French: Bécarde à calotte rousse German: Graunackenbekarde Spanish: Anambé Castaño

Taxonomy: Tityra castanea Jardine and Selby, 1827, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Genus formerly included with Tityra in the Cotingidae, but transferred to present family because of several shared, derived features of the skull and syrinx. Because both genera exhibit similarity to cotingids in many other features, some authors prefer to leave them in that family or to treat them as representing a separate family (Tityridae). Phylogenetic affinity of present species unknown. Possibly closest to to P. cinnamomeus; the two are sometimes treated as a single zoogeographical species, essentially replacing each other geographically, but slight morphological differen.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Tityra castanea Jardine and Selby, 1827, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Genus formerly included with Tityra in the Cotingidae, but transferred to present family because of several shared, derived features of the skull and syrinx. Because both genera exhibit similarity to cotingids in many other features, some authors prefer to leave them in that family or to treat them as representing a separate family (Tityridae). Phylogenetic affinity of present species unknown. Possibly closest to to P. cinnamomeus; the two are sometimes treated as a single zoogeographical species, essentially replacing each other geographically, but slight morphological differences between them considered by most authorities sufficient for treatment as distinct species. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • intermedius Berlepsch, 1879 - N Venezuela (Falcón and Lara E to Sucre).
  • parui Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 - base of Cerro Parú, in Amazonas (S Venezuela).
  • saturatus Chapman, 1914 - SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar), E Colombia (R Dudita and Vaupés S to Meta), E Ecuador, NE & E Peru (Loreto, Cuzco), N Brazil (Amazonas, Acre and Rondônia E to Manacapurú and R Purús) and N Bolivia.

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  • intermedius Berlepsch, 1879 - N Venezuela (Falcón and Lara E to Sucre).
  • parui Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 - base of Cerro Parú, in Amazonas (S Venezuela).
  • saturatus Chapman, 1914 - SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar), E Colombia (R Dudita and Vaupés S to Meta), E Ecuador, NE & E Peru (Loreto, Cuzco), N Brazil (Amazonas, Acre and Rondônia E to Manacapurú and R Purús) and N Bolivia.
  • amazonus J. T. Zimmer, 1936 - N Brazil (both banks of Amazon from E Amazonas and Pará E to R Tocantins and Maranhão).
  • castaneus (Jardine & Selby, 1827) - NE , SE & S Brazil (N Bahia S to SE Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and N Rio Grande do Sul), SE Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).