Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Many-coloured Rush-tyrant (Tachuris rubrigastra) - HBW 9, p. 315

French: Tyranneau omnicolore German: Vielfarben-Tachurityrann Spanish: Sietecolores
Other common names: Many-coloured Tyrant

Taxonomy: Sylvia rubrigastra Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
Distinctive monotypic genus hypothesized by some as being closest to Pseudocolopteryx. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • libertatis Hellmayr, 1920 - W Peru (La Libertad S to Lima and N Ica).
  • alticola (Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1896) - C & SE Peru (Junín S to Puno), W Bolivia (La Paz, Oruro) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Tucumán).
  • loaensis R. A. Philippi [Bañados] & Johnson, 1946 - N Chile (Antofagasta at confluence of R Loa and R San Salvador).
  • rubrigastra (Vieillot, 1817) - Paraguay, SE Brazil (S São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul), C & W Chile (Atacama S to Chiloé and Aisén), Argentina (Misiones, and from Santa Fe to Buenos Aires and S to Santa Cruz) and Uruguay.