Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Rufous Flycatcher (Myiarchus semirufus) - HBW 9, p. 431

French: Tyran roux German: Rötelschopftyrann Spanish: Copetón Rufo
Other common names: Seaboard Flycatcher

Taxonomy: Myiarchus semirufus P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1878, Pacasmayo, Peru.
Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA suggests that this species is either the sister to all others of genus or more closely allied to Rhytipterna; in morphology and mtDNA, it is as divergent from present congeners as they are from outgroup taxa. Retention in monotypic Muscifur as a subgenus considered not inappropriate. Monotypic.

Distribution: NW Peru, from Tumbes S in narrow coastal zone (generally less than 50 km wide) to near R Pativilca, 200 km N of Lima.

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