Hitherto considered conspecific with E. steerii and E. versicolor, but differs from former in characters indicated under that species, and from latter in male’s yellow (vs pale blue) submoustachial area (3), very small (vs large) red patch under bill supplemented below by a broad blue lower throat patch that borders the yellow submoustachial area (3), and stronger golden-yellow lower border to throatband (1). Monotypic.
C Peru on E slope from E Huánuco S to N Cuzco.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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