Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Greenish Elaenia (Myiopagis viridicata) - HBW 9, p. 266

French: Élénie verdâtre German: Grüntyrann Spanish: Fiofío Verdoso

Taxonomy: Sylvia viridicata Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
Closely related to M. cotta, which is considered conspecific by some. Possibly also close to M. subplacens. Races pallens, zuliae and restricta differ minimally from accola, perhaps better merged with last. Ten subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • jaliscensis Nelson, 1900 - W Mexico (Nayarit and Zacatecas S to Guerrero).
  • minima Nelson, 1898 - Tres Marias Is, off Nayarit (Mexico).
  • placens (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - E Mexico (Veracruz S to Yucatán Peninsula, and Cozumel I), Caribbean slope of Guatemala and E Honduras.

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  • jaliscensis Nelson, 1900 - W Mexico (Nayarit and Zacatecas S to Guerrero).
  • minima Nelson, 1898 - Tres Marias Is, off Nayarit (Mexico).
  • placens (P. L. Sclater, 1859) - E Mexico (Veracruz S to Yucatán Peninsula, and Cozumel I), Caribbean slope of Guatemala and E Honduras.
  • pacifica (Brodkorb, 1943) - Pacific slope from S Mexico (Chiapas) S to W Honduras.
  • accola Bangs, 1902 - Nicaragua S to N & NW Colombia and NW Venezuela (Táchira).
  • pallens Bangs, 1902 - N Colombia (Santa Marta region, Cundinamarca, Huila).
  • zuliae J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1955 - foothills of Sierra de Perijá in extreme N Venezuela.
  • restricta Todd, 1952 - coastal mountains and lowlands of Venezuela (E of Andes, N of Amazon Basin), also Guyana.
  • implacens (P. L. Sclater, 1862) - SW Colombia (Nariño), W Ecuador (S to Loja) and extreme NW Peru.
  • viridicata (Vieillot, 1817) - SE Peru, N Bolivia, SC, E & SE Brazil, Paraguay, and NW & NE Argentina (S to Tucumán, Formosa and Corrientes).