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Xenotriccus mexicanus

Xenotriccus mexicanus (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Tyrannides
Parvordo: Tyrannida

Familia: Tyrannidae
Genus: Xenotriccus
Species: Xenotriccus mexicanus

Xenotriccus mexicanus (J.T. Zimmer, 1938)

Holotype: AMNH 428549
Type locality: Cuernavaca, 5000 ft (c. 1520 m), Mexico.


Aechmolophus mexicanus (protonym)


Zimmer, J.T. 1938. A new genus and species of Mexican Flycatcher. The Auk 55(4): 663–665. Full article (PDF) Reference page. Original description p. 664 fig. 1


IUCN: Xenotriccus mexicanus (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
Cymraeg: Gwybedog capanog
Deutsch: Schopfschnäppertyrann
English: Pileated flycatcher
español: Mosquero del Balsas
suomi: Meksikonsieppari
français: Moucherolle aztèque
Nederlands: Mexicaanse kuiftiran
русский: Мексиканский мухоед
svenska: långtofsad tyrann

The pileated flycatcher (Xenotriccus mexicanus) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae; it is endemic to western Mexico.[2] It is a small bird with gray feathers, white chest, yellow beak and a pointed gray-feathered tip on the top if its head. The flycatcher's natural habitat is subtropical forest, but during the summer it is found in tropical high-altitude scrubland. Their diet consists mainly of insects. Deforestation has affected the pileated flycatcher's population; it is now thought to be 20,000 to 50,000 birds.

The flycatcher is currently considered of least concern, and does not approach any of the criteria to be considered a "threatened species".[1]

Deforestation has increased every year around the world and is the cause of many species becoming nearly threatened or endangered and also contributes to some becoming extinct, including the pileated flycatcher which was thought to be "near threatened" until 2013.

Clearing of forest trees and surroundings has negatively affected the pileated flycatcher. With the loss of trees, the flycatcher has lost its place to live and create nests to care for their eggs and young. Deforestation also contributes to the loss of other species including insects, which is the dominant source of food for the flycatcher.

Survival for this species will become very unlikely if the destruction of their habitat continues.

BirdLife International (2013). "Xenotriccus mexicanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

Garcia et al.

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