Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Velvety Black-tyrant (Knipolegus nigerrimus) - HBW 9, p. 379

French: Ada noir German: Kurzschopf-Dunkeltyrann Spanish: Viudita Aterciopelada

Taxonomy: Muscicapa nigerrima Vieillot, 1818, Brazil.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hoflingi Lencioni, 1996 - NE Brazil, from W Pernambuco to C Bahia (Chapada Diamantina).
  • nigerrimus (Vieillot, 1818) - CE & SE Brazil, from Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul, including hills of Rio de Janeiro (Corcovado, Pico da Tijuca, Pico da Gavea).