Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Golden-browed Chat-tyrant (Ochthoeca pulchella) - HBW 9, p. 381

French: Pitajo à sourcils d’or German: Gelbbrauen-Schmätzertyrann Spanish: Pitajo Cejidorado
Other common names: Yellow-browed Chat-tyrant

Taxonomy: Ochthoeca pulchella P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1876, Tilotilo, Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia.
Sometimes placed with O. frontalis, O. diadema and O. jelskii in a separate genus, Silvicultrix, but genetic and anatomical data indicate that this would make present genus paraphyletic. All four form a superspecies. Formerly considered conspecific with O. frontalis and, later, with O. jelskii. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • similis Carriker, 1933 - E Andes of Peru (S Amazonas S to Junín).
  • pulchella P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1876 - S Peru (Cordillera Vilcabamba, in W Cuzco and adjoining Ayacucho) S along E Andes to NW & WC Bolivia.

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