Rufous-naped Ground-tyrant (Muscisaxicola rufivertex) - HBW 9, p. 400
French: Dormilon à calotte rousse
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird moving on the ground Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp occipitalis)
Josep del Hoyo 25 July 2005 7 years ago 32 sec 3.8
A bird standing on a rock Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp occipitalis)
Josep del Hoyo 25 July 2005 7 years ago 33 sec 3.5
A bird on a rock and flying away Locality Farellones, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile (ssp rufivertex)
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2003 9 years ago 10 sec 3.3
rear view moving on ground Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp ocipitalis)
Martin Kennewell 27 August 2006 2 years ago 18 sec 3
bird flying away Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp occipitalis )
Daniêl Jimenez 14 November 2012 40 weeks ago 6 sec 2.8
An adult on the ground, in the Salar.
Locality Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Potosí Department, Bolivia
Carmelo López 17 October 2009 3 years ago 2.5
One adult bird perched on the ground.
Locality Cusco Department, Peru
Carlos Gussoni 9 November 2011 2 years ago 2
adult on plain
Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp occipitalis)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 12 September 2008 4 years ago 2
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