This species, and all current congeners except C. magellanicus, C. principalis and C. imperialis, formerly placed in genus Phloeoceastes. Supposedly larger birds from SW of range named as race major, but matched in size by birds elsewhere in species’ range. Monotypic.
NC Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz) and W & C Paraguay to NC Argentina (S to La Rioja, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Corrientes), N Uruguay and SE Brazil (W Rio Grande do Sul).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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