Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Rufous-naped Ground-tyrant (Muscisaxicola rufivertex) - HBW 9, p. 400

French: Dormilon à calotte rousse German: Rotnacken-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona Nuquirroja

Taxonomy: M[uscisaxicola] rufivertex d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837, Cobija, Antofagasta, Chile.
Race occipitalis possibly a separate species, may occur together with pallidiceps (in non-breeding season) and no intermediates between them are known; further research required. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • occipitalis Ridgway, 1887 - Peru (except SW) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
  • pallidiceps Hellmayr, 1927 - SW Peru (Arequipa S to Tacna), N Chile (Arica S to Antofagasta), SW Bolivia and NW Argentina.
  • rufivertex d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 - breeds in mountains of Chile (Atacama S to Colchagua) and W Argentina (Sierra de Mendoza and Córdoba).

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