Paramo ground tyrant

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Paramo ground tyrant
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Muscisaxicola
Species: M. alpinus
Binomial name
Muscisaxicola alpinus
(Jardine, 1849)
Synonyms

Muscisaxicola alpina (Jardine, 1849) [orthographic error]

The paramo ground tyrant (Muscisaxicola alpinus), also known as the paramo ground-tyrant, is a species of bird in the tyrant flycatcher family, Tyrannidae. plain-capped ground tyrant (M. griseus) 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.

It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

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