Spectacled Tyrant (Hymenops perspicillatus) - HBW 9, p. 375
French: Ada clignot
Spanish: Viudita Picoplata
Taxonomy: Motacilla perspicillata J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Name formerly used for genus was Lichenops, but present name has priority. Appears closely allied to Knipolegus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- perspicillatus (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - extreme SE Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay S in lowlands to CS Argentina (Río Negro); winters in Paraguay, C Bolivia and S Brazil.
- andinus (Ridgway, 1879) - breeds C Chile (Atacama S to Aisén) and S Argentina (W Río Negro, Chubut, N Santa Cruz); winters in N Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
Bird perched on a "juncal", near of the lake. Locality Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 24 December 2012 19 weeks ago 30 sec 4.5
A male on the ground and on a cement structure Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp perspicillatus)
Anna Motis 28 August 2004 7 years ago 34 sec 4.3
A male perched in a dorsal view Locality Rocha Department, Uruguay (ssp perspicillatus)
Enric Fontcuberta Trepat 31 October 2007 5 years ago 28 sec 4.2
A male foraging in a field Locality Chiloe Island, Los Lagos Region, Chile (ssp andinus)
Greg Baker 16 November 2011 1 year ago 39 sec 3.8
A male in a tree, flying away and then coming back to the same place. Locality Otamendi Natural Reserve, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp perspicillatus)
Josep del Hoyo 24 September 2008 4 years ago 25 sec 3.7
A male on grass Locality Okinawa Road, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2005 7 years ago 7 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 19 photos
Male perched on a dry reed.
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp perspicillatus)
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 26 July 2010 2 years ago 4.4
A female perched
Locality Alto Rio Senguer, Chubut Province, Argentina
Roberto Pujana 23 December 2011 47 weeks ago 4.3
Female in Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, Neotropical, Faro Querandí Reserve.
Locality Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 19 December 2010 1 year ago 3.8
Un macho sobre los juncos
Locality Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 37 weeks ago 3.8
An adult male, looking for preys on a lane
Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp perspicillatus)
Eduardo de Juana 2 October 2008 3 years ago 3.8
Female or first year along Ruta 40
Locality Chos Malal, Neuquén Province, Argentina
Kees Scharringa 15 February 2012 1 year ago 3.8