Tobago; error = Colombia.
Sometimes placed in Tripsurus, with M. cruentatus, M. flavifrons, M. chrysauchen and M. pulcher. Thought to be closest to M. chrysauchen (with pulcher). Alternatively, at times, placed in Centurus. N populations sometimes separated as race perileucus, with supposed tendency towards stronger white barring on upperparts and wings, but much overlap with S populations and racial separation seems inappropriate. Monotypic.
S Mexico (Veracruz, Chiapas) S to W Colombia and W Ecuador (S to El Oro; may occur also in W Loja) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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