Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Rufous-webbed Bush-tyrant (Polioxolmis rufipennis) - HBW 9, p. 391

French: Moucherolle à ailes rousses German: Rostspiegel-Buschtyrann Spanish: Birro Alirrufo
Other common names: Rufous-webbed Tyrant/Ground-tyrant

Taxonomy: Muscisaxicola rufipennis Taczanowski, 1874, Maraynioc, Peru.
Formerly placed in Cnemarchus or Xolmis, and sometimes grouped with Myiotheretes; syringeal and other morphological evidence, however, indicates that current monotypic genus for this species is warranted. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rufipennis (Taczanowski, 1874) - Andes of Peru (S from S Amazonas, Cajamarca and Lambayeque) and W Bolivia.
  • bolivianus Fjeldså, 1990 - Andes of WC Bolivia S to extreme N Chile and NW Argentina.

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