Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Plain-capped Ground-tyrant (Muscisaxicola alpinus) - HBW 9, p. 401

French: Dormilon à grands sourcils German: Weißbrauen-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona Gris
Other common names: Paramo Ground-tyrant

Taxonomy: Taenioptera alpina Jardine, 1849, Quito, Ecuador.
Formerly considered conspecific with M. griseus and M. cinereus by some authors; recent molecular work supports treatment as distinct species. Races weakly differentiated. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • columbianus Chapman, 1912 - NC Andes of Colombia.
  • quesadae Meyer de Schauensee, 1942 - E Andes of Colombia (Boyacá, Cundinamarca).
  • alpinus (Jardine, 1849) - Ecuador.