Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Ornate Flycatcher (Myiotriccus ornatus) - HBW 9, p. 315

French: Tyranneau orné German: Schmucktyrann Spanish: Mosquerito Adornado

Taxonomy: Tyrannula ornata Lafresnaye, 1853, Bogotá, Colombia.
Distinctive monotypic genus of uncertain affinities, hypothesized as closest to Myiophobus on basis of cranial characters, bright crown patch and cup-shaped nest. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ornatus (Lafresnaye, 1853) - C Andes and W slope at N end of E range, in Colombia.
  • stellatus (Cabanis, 1873) - W Colombia and W Ecuador.
  • phoenicurus (P. L. Sclater, 1855) - E Andes of SE Colombia, E Ecuador and Peru (N of R Marañón).
  • aureiventris (P. L. Sclater, 1874) - C & SE Peru (Huánuco S to Puno).