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The Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant is a large, lanky flycatcher that breeds in Chile and Argentina in open highland habitats. An austral migrant, it migrates along the Andean chain north to Bolivia and Peru in the winter. A distinctive species, this ground-tyrant is dark gray above and whitish below with a pale yellow cap. The habits of Ochre-naped Ground-Tyrant are even more diagnostic than its appearance; the bird is strongly terrestrial and stands alert and upright when foraging, nervously fanning its tail. In flight, this ground-tyrant shows a fast, low, swooping pattern accentuated by very long wings.
Editor's Note: This article requires further editing work to merge existing content into the appropriate Subspecies sections. Please bear with us while this update takes place.Two subspecies recognized.
Species winters N to N Peru (La Libertad) and W Bolivia.
Muscisaxicola flavinucha flavinucha Scientific name definitions
Muscisaxicola flavinucha brevirostris Scientific name definitions
Editor's Note: Additional distribution information for this taxon can be found in the 'Subspecies' article above. In the future we will develop a range-wide distribution article.