Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Cinnamon Tyrant (Neopipo cinnamomea) - HBW 9, p. 352

French: Moucherolle manakin German: Zimtbauch-Pipratyrann Spanish: Mosquerito Canelo
Other common names: Cinnamon Neopipo/Manakin/Tyrant-manakin

Taxonomy: Pipra [sic] cinnamomea Lawrence, 1869, Chamicuros, Peru.
Formerly considered a manakin and placed in the family Pipridae, but anatomical and other features typical of present family; appears most closely related to a group that includes Myiophobus, Myiobius, Terenotriccus, Pyrrhomyias and Hirundinea. Validity of race helenae questionable; further research required. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cinnamomea (Lawrence, 1869) - E Ecuador, E Peru, E Colombia, S Venezuela and W & C Amazonian Brazil.
  • helenae McConnell, 1911 - the Guianas and N Brazil (Amapá).

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