Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Cinnamon Flycatcher (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus) - HBW 9, p. 353

French: Moucherolle cannelle German: Zimttyrann Spanish: Birro Chico

Taxonomy: M[uscipeta] cinnamomea d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Yungas, Bolivia.
Closely allied to Neopipo and Hirundinea. Differences among races vieillotioides, spadix and pariae appear subtle at best, and these taxa perhaps should be merged; differences between nominate and pyrrhopterus also slight, and may reflect clinal variation from N to S within Andes. Six subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • assimilis (J. A. Allen, 1900) - N Colombia (Santa Marta).
  • vieillotioides (Lafresnaye, 1848) - NW Venezuela.
  • spadix Wetmore, 1939 - mountains of NC & NE Venezuela.

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  • assimilis (J. A. Allen, 1900) - N Colombia (Santa Marta).
  • vieillotioides (Lafresnaye, 1848) - NW Venezuela.
  • spadix Wetmore, 1939 - mountains of NC & NE Venezuela.
  • pariae Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 - Paria Peninsula, in NE Venezuela.
  • pyrrhopterus (Hartlaub, 1843) - Andes of W Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
  • cinnamomeus (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - Andes of E Peru, Bolivia and NW Argentina.