Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Fire-eyed Diucon (Xolmis pyrope) - HBW 9, p. 393

French: Pépoaza oeil-de-feu German: Feueraugen-Nonnentyrann Spanish: Diucón

Taxonomy: Muscicapa Pyrope Kittlitz, 1830, Tomé, Bahía de Concepción, Chile.
Formerly placed in a monotypic genus, Pyrope, on basis of primary structure of male. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pyrope (Kittlitz, 1830) - C& S Chile (from Aconcagua) and SW Argentina (from Neuquén) S to Tierra del Fuego; winters in N Chile (S Antofagasta to Coquimbo).
  • fortis R. A. Philippi [Bañados] & Johnson, 1946 - Chiloé I, in SC Chile.