White-tipped Plantcutter (Phytotoma rutila) - HBW 9, p. 74
French: Rara du Paraguay
Spanish: Cortarramas Argentino
Other common names: Red-breasted/Reddish Plantcutter; Bolivian Plantcutter (angustirostris)
Taxonomy: Phytotoma rutila Vieillot, 1818, Paraguay.
Genus formerly treated as constituting a separate family of uncertain affinities or, sometimes, as a subfamily within Tyrannidae; more recent genetic data, however, indicate close relationship, possibly as sister-group, to a cotingid clade formed by the genera Ampelion, Doliornis and Zaratornis. Forms superspecies with P. raimondii. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- angustirostris d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 - highlands of C & S Bolivia (La Paz and Santa Cruz S to Tarija), and N Argentina (around Pichanal, in N Salta).
- rutila Viellot, 1818 - W Paraguay (E to near R Paraguay), N & E Argentina (S to Mendoza, La Pampa, Río Negro and CE Chubut) and W Uruguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male on the top of a prickly branch, singing. Locality Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp rutila )
Josep del Hoyo 20 September 2008 4 years ago 33 sec 4.4
A dorsal view of a male singing from a prickly branch, then flying away. Locality Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp rutila)
Josep del Hoyo 20 September 2008 4 years ago 39 sec 4.3
A bird perched on a bush Locality Moldes, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Barry Attridge 9 December 2006 6 years ago 10 sec 4.3
A male. Locality San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 20 June 2013 21 weeks ago 46 sec 4.2
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Female among thorns
Locality Potrero Lote 7 B Natural Reserve, Vera, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp rutila)
Horacio Luna 29 March 2013 35 weeks ago 4.2
Female perched on a branch.
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp rutila)
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 2 September 2011 2 years ago 4.1
Locality La Pampa Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Samantha Klein 11 September 2013 8 weeks ago 4
Locality Estancia Isleta Linda, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp rutila)
Horacio Luna 28 September 2012 38 weeks ago 4
female in chaco forest
Locality Gregoria Pérez de Denis, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp rutila)
Horacio Luna 26 May 2012 43 weeks ago 4
Locality Seclantás, Salta Province, Argentina
Marco Valentini 27 August 2012 1 year ago 3.8