Rufous-tailed Flatbill (Ramphotrigon ruficauda) - HBW 9, p. 443
French: Tyran rougequeue
Spanish: Picoplano Colirrufo
Taxonomy: Platyrhynchus ruficauda Spix, 1825, “in sylvis fluminis Amazonum” = apparently mouth of River Madeira, Brazil.
Present genus formerly believed to be allied to flatbills (Tolmomyias and Rhynchocyclus), but apparently belongs instead with Myiarchus and relatives, based on cranial, syringeal and nesting characters; molecular data still lacking. Present species formerly placed in genus Rhynchocyclus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Entire Amazon-Orinoco Basin, including SE Colombia, S & E Venezuela (N to NE Monagas), the Guianas, NE Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia, and Amazonian Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map