Gnatcatchers (Polioptilidae)

Collared Gnatwren (Microbates collaris) - HBW 11, p. 369

French: Microbate à collier German: Halsband-Degenschnäbler Spanish: Soterillo Acollarado

Taxonomy: Rhamphocaenus collaris Pelzeln, 1868, Barra do Rio Negro, Marabitanas, Brazil.
Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • paraguensis Phelps, Sr, 1946 - E Venezuela (C Bolívar, extreme S Monagas and S Delta Amacuro) and Guyana.
  • collaris (Pelzeln, 1868) - S Venezuela (S Bolívar) S to E Colombia (E Vaupés) and N Brazil (S to EC Amazonas and N Roraima).
  • torquatus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873 - Suriname and French Guiana S to N Brazil (C Amapá).

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  • paraguensis Phelps, Sr, 1946 - E Venezuela (C Bolívar, extreme S Monagas and S Delta Amacuro) and Guyana.
  • collaris (Pelzeln, 1868) - S Venezuela (S Bolívar) S to E Colombia (E Vaupés) and N Brazil (S to EC Amazonas and N Roraima).
  • torquatus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873 - Suriname and French Guiana S to N Brazil (C Amapá).
  • perlatus Todd, 1927 - extreme SE Colombia (S Amazonas), NE Peru and NW Brazil (left bank of upper R Solimões, in W Amazonas).
  • colombianus Parkes, 1980 - E of Andes, from S Colombia (W Putumayo, W Caquetá) S to Ecuador (upper Putumayo drainage).
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