Order: Passeriformes | Family: Tyrannidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Los Amigos, Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Argentina
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. City of Cusco, Cusco
Status: The Swainson’s Flycatcher occurs in Peru as an uncommon Austral migrant expected in the region during the months of March through November. It also occurs as a resident in the semi-deciduous forest and scrub of the middle Urubamba Valley. The Swainson’s Flycatcher also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Copetón de Swainson.
Sub-species: Swainson’s Flycatcher (Myiarchus swainsoni pelzelni), Berlepsch, 1883. S & E perimeter of Amazon Basin S to SE Peru, N Bolivia and SC Brazil (S to Mato Grosso, S Goiás and Minas Gerais).
(Myiarchus swainsoni ferocior), Cabanis, 1883. breeds SE Bolivia, W Paraguay and Argentina (S to La Pampa and Buenos Aires); migrates to Amazon Basin as far N as S Colombia.
Meaning of Name: Myiarchus: Gr. muia, muias= fly and arkhos, arkho= ruler, chief. swainsoni: In honor of William Swainson (1789-1855) English naturalist, artist, collector.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.