Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant / Anairetes alpinus

Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant / Anairetes alpinus

Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant

SCI Name:  Anairetes alpinus
Protonym:  Yanacea alpina Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia 85 p.28 fig.2,3,4,5
Category:  Passeriformes / Tyrannidae /
Taxonomy Code:  abttyr1
Type Locality:  Yanac, 15,000 ft., Ancash, Peru.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1933
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

ANAIRETES
(Tyrannidae; Ϯ Tufted Tit Tyrant A. parulus) Gr. αναιρετης anairetēs  destroyer (i.e. tyrant). Illustrated in Reichenbach 1850, plate LXVI, labelled Muscicapinae: Tyranninae, with other tyrant flycatchers, this epithet seems scarcely warranted for the small Tufted Tit Tyrant, although it does tend towards aggression during the breeding season; "Anairetes Reichenbach, 1850, Avium Syst. Nat., pl. 66. Type, by subsequent designation (Sclater, 1888, Cat. Birds. Brit. Mus., 14, p. 106), Anairetes parulus." (Traylor in Peters 1979, VIII, 45); G. Gray, 1855, Cat. Genera Subgenera Birds Brit. Mus., p. 50, treated this name under Serpophaga, and gave the type as S. albocoronata Gould, 1839 = Muscicapa straminea Temminck, 1822 (now a subsp. of S. subcristata), but Reichenbach's plate cannot be identified with this bird.  I have elsewhere suggested that the birds of this genus be given the substantive name of Cachudito (from the Spanish cachudito  little long-horn).
Var. Anaeretes.
Synon. Spizitornis, Yanacea.

alpina / alpinum / alpinus
L. alpinus  alpine, of high mountains, of the Alps  < alpes or alpis  high mountains, Alps.
● "78. TRINGA.  ...  alpina.  7. T. testaceo-fusca, pectore nigricante, rectricibus cinereo-albidis, pedibus fuscescentibus.  Habitat in Lapponia. AdlerheimMagnitudo Sturni; Abdomen album." (Linnaeus 1758) (Calidris).
● ex “Fauvette des Alpes” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 668, fig. 2, and “Collared Stare” and “Alpine Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Prunella collaris).
● ex “Choucas des Alpes” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Pyrrhocorax graculus).

SUBSPECIES

Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant (alpinus)
SCI Name: Anairetes alpinus alpinus
alpina / alpinum / alpinus
L. alpinus  alpine, of high mountains, of the Alps  < alpes or alpis  high mountains, Alps.
● "78. TRINGA.  ...  alpina.  7. T. testaceo-fusca, pectore nigricante, rectricibus cinereo-albidis, pedibus fuscescentibus.  Habitat in Lapponia. AdlerheimMagnitudo Sturni; Abdomen album." (Linnaeus 1758) (Calidris).
● ex “Fauvette des Alpes” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 668, fig. 2, and “Collared Stare” and “Alpine Warbler” of Latham 1783 (syn. Prunella collaris).
● ex “Choucas des Alpes” of Brisson 1760 (syn. Pyrrhocorax graculus).

Ash-breasted Tit-Tyrant (bolivianus)
SCI Name: Anairetes alpinus bolivianus
boliviae / boliviana / bolivianum / bolivianus / boliviensis
Bolivia (named after Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) "The Liberator", Venezuelan revolutionary, who helped to expel the Spaniards from their South American empire).