J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1950,
Araguaimujo Mission, Orinoco Delta, Venezuela.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with P. spilogaster, but vocalizations differ. Although initially described as a full species, was later lumped in P. exilis as a synonym of form “salvini”; latter, however, shown by recent research to be almost certainly a synonym of P. squamulatus obsoletus, from which present species differs significantly in plumage details. Further research needed. Monotypic.
NE Venezuela from N & E Sucre to NE Monagas and Delta Amacuro (S to R Orinoco).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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