Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)

White-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus albogularis) - HBW 9, p. 419

French: Tyran à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Königstyrann Spanish: Tirano Gorgiblanco

Taxonomy: Tyrannus albogularis Burmeister, 1856, Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Closest relatives of genus may be Empidonomus and Tyrannopsis; recent molecular-sequence data indicate present genus is monophyletic and sister-group to clade that includes Empidonomus and Griseotyrannus; two main clades within genus, loosely corresponding to “tropical species assemblage” and combination of “W” & “E” species groups of earlier authors, but with some exceptions; present species may belong to a clade within the “tropical assemblage” that also includes T. couchii and T. savana, although relationships among these three .. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Tyrannus albogularis Burmeister, 1856, Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Closest relatives of genus may be Empidonomus and Tyrannopsis; recent molecular-sequence data indicate present genus is monophyletic and sister-group to clade that includes Empidonomus and Griseotyrannus; two main clades within genus, loosely corresponding to “tropical species assemblage” and combination of “W” & “E” species groups of earlier authors, but with some exceptions; present species may belong to a clade within the “tropical assemblage” that also includes T. couchii and T. savana, although relationships among these three species uncertain. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds from extreme SE Venezuela (SE Bolívar) and the Guianas S through much of C Brazil (Pará, Amapá and Tocantins S to Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and W Bahia) to N Boliva (Beni, N Santa Cruz); migrates W across Amazonia (W to extreme SE Colombia, E Ecuador and E Peru).