Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

Venezuelan Bristle-tyrant (Pogonotriccus venezuelanus) - HBW 9, p. 305

French: Tyranneau du Venezuela German: Karibiklaubtyrann Spanish: Orejerito Venezolano

Taxonomy: Pogonotriccus venezuelanus Berlepsch, 1907, Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela.
Genus previously merged with Phylloscartes, and that treatment retained by many authors; despite superficial similarities, however, the two groups differ significantly in foraging behaviour and postures, possibly also in details of nest (little known), and perhaps are not even closely related to one another. Forms a superspecies with P. orbitalis and P. lanyoni. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coastal cordillera (from Carabobo E to Distrito Federal) and interior mountains (S Aragua, S Miranda) of N Venezuela.