Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Greater Wagtail-tyrant (Stigmatura budytoides) - HBW 9, p. 295

French: Calandrite bergeronnette German: Südlicher Stelzentachurityrann Spanish: Rabicano Mayor

Taxonomy: C[ulicivora] budytoides d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Valle Grande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Genus was formerly placed in the family Formicariidae because of its general resemblance to Formicivora. Forms a superspecies with S. napensis. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • budytoides (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837) - NC Bolivia (Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz, N Chuquisaca).
  • inzonata Wetmore & J. L. Peters, 1923 - SE Bolivia, W Paraguay and NW Argentina (Jujuy E to Chaco, S to Córdoba and San Luis).
  • flavocinerea (Burmeister, 1861) - C Argentina (Mendoza, Córdoba and Buenos Aires S to Chubut).
  • gracilis J. T. Zimmer, 1955 - E Brazil (Pernambuco, N Bahia, possibly S Piauí; recently recorded in Minas Gerais).