Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Eared Pygmy-tyrant (Myiornis auricularis) - HBW 9, p. 315

French: Microtyran oreillard German: Ohrfleck-Zwergtyrann Spanish: Mosqueta Enana

Taxonomy: Platyrhynchos auricularis Vieillot, 1818, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Forms a superspecies with M. albiventris, and sometimes considered conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cinereicollis (Wied, 1831) - E Brazil (SE Bahia, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo).
  • auricularis (Vieillot, 1818) - SE Paraguay, NE Argentina (Misiones) and SE Brazil (Rio de Janeiro S to Rio Grande do Sul).