Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant

The Paramo Ground-tyrant is a species of bird in the tyrant flycatcher family, Tyrannidae. Plain-capped Ground-tyrant was formerly considered to be a subspecies of M. alpinus but is now commonly treated as a separate species. The name Plain-capped Ground-tyrant is sometimes used for M. alpinus.

The Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant (below) of p More

The name Plain-capped Ground-tyrant is used by some authors to refer to M. griseus with Paramo Ground-tyrant used for M. alpinus. The genus name Muscisaxicola is masculine, therefore the species names griseus, cinereus, maclovianus, alpinus and capistratus are correct rather than grisea, cinerea, macloviana, alpina and capistrata. The names flavinucha and albilora are invariable. More

Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant photographed at 4100 m. The bird has no spot at lower mandible, and also a bluish-grey back and off-white underparts. The bird also presents a brow that reaches behind the eye (that distinguishes it from Cinereous Ground-Tyrant). I had no possibility to compare with other birds, but it looked somewhat large. Not also the color at the crown (difficult to see because of quality reduction). More

Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant - Photo copyright Don RobersonPlain-capped Ground-Tyrant Photo copyright Don Roberson Cinereous Ground-Tyrant - Photo copyright Simon WoolleyCinereous Ground-Tyrant Photo copyright Simon Woolley White-fronted Ground-Tyrant - Photo copyright Nick LowtonWhite-fronted Ground-Tyrant Photo copyright Nick Lowton ... ... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Tyrannidae
Genus : Muscisaxicola
Species : alpinus
Authority : (Jardine, 1849)