Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Cliff Flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea) - HBW 9, p. 353

French: Moucherolle hirondelle German: Schwalbentyrann Spanish: Birro Común
Other common names: Swallow Flycatcher (bellicosa)

Taxonomy: [Todus] ferruginea J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Cayenne.
Closely allied to Neopipo and Pyrrhomyias. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sclateri Reinhardt, 1870 - W Venezuela and S on E slope of E Andes from Colombia to SE Peru (S to Cuzco).
  • ferruginea (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - Disjunctly in extreme E Colombia (R Vaupes), NW Brazil (NW Amazonas), SE Venezuela (Bolívar), SW Guyana and French Guiana.
  • pallidior Hartert & Goodson, 1917 - N & E Bolivia, W Paraguay and NW Argentina (S to La Rioja and Córdoba).
  • bellicosa (Vieillot, 1819) - S & E Brazil, E Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones) and Uruguay.