Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Masked Water-tyrant (Fluvicola nengeta) - HBW 9, p. 388

French: Moucherolle aquatique German: Graurücken-Wassertyrann Spanish: Viudita Enmascarada
Other common names: Ecuadorian Water-tyrant (atripennis)

Taxonomy: [Lanius] Nengeta L innaeus, 1766, Brazil.
Races geographically very remote from each other, sometimes suggested as representing two distinct species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • atripennis P. L. Sclater, 1860 - W Ecuador (S from Esmeraldas) S to extreme NW Peru.
  • nengeta (Linnaeus, 1766) - E Brazil from Maranhão E to Rio Grande do Norte, S to Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.