Nutting's Flycatcher (Myiarchus nuttingi) - HBW 9, p. 437
French: Tyran de Nutting
German: Pazifischer Schopftyrann
Spanish: Copetón de Nutting
Other common names: Pale-throated Flycatcher
Taxonomy: Myiarchus nuttingi Ridgway, 1882, La Palma de Nicoya, Guanacaste, western Costa Rica.
In the past sometimes considered conspecific with M. cinerascens, but differs in mouth-lining colour, vocalizations, rectrix pattern, wing formula, and morphometrics; no evidence of hybridization between the two. Nominate race intergrades with flavidior in S Mexico (Oaxaca), S Nicaragua and Costa Rica (Guanacaste), and with inquietus over larger zone in Oaxaca; all three races occur in both pure and hybrid forms in Oaxaca; complex pattern of zones of contact between races has not been assessed since 1961, and study urgently needed. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- inquietus Salvin & Godman, 1889 - W & C Mexico (WC Sonora S to Chiapas, and E to S San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo).
- nuttingi Ridgway, 1882 - arid interior valleys from S Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas) through Guatemala (R Motagua), Honduras (Choluteca and Comayagua Valleys) and W Nicaragua (arid slopes in vicinity of Matagalpa) to NW Costa Rica (tropical deciduous woodland of Guanacaste).
- flavidior van Rossem, 1936 - Pacific lowlands of S Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas) S to NW Costa Rica.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a tree, moving among branches. Locality Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp flavidior)
Josep del Hoyo 15 April 2009 5 years ago 18 sec 4.2
A frontal view of a bird in a tree, then flying away. Locality Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp flavidior)
Josep del Hoyo 15 April 2009 5 years ago 14 sec 3.8
A bird moving in trees. Locality Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp nuttingi)
Josep del Hoyo 28 March 2009 5 years ago 14 sec 3.5
perched on branch of deciduous forest tree
Locality Alamos, Sonora State, Mexico (Northern)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 10 March 2013 2 years ago 3.8
A bird perched.
Locality Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp flavidior)
Josep del Hoyo 15 April 2009 5 years ago 3.3
A perched adult.
Locality Arriaga, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
Ken Havard 16 February 2013 2 years ago 3.2
A bird in a tree.
Locality Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp nuttingi)
Josep del Hoyo 8 April 2009 5 years ago 3
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Cañas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica (ssp nuttingi)
Carmelo López 17 March 2004 2 years ago 2.4
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