Rio Grande do Sul.
Usually considered a subspecies of S. lalandi, but marked plumage differences (noted in HBW) include glittering purple-violet vs emerald-green crown (3); whitish-grey of lower face extending under chin (in lalandi blue of underparts extends from chin to mid-flanks) (2); blue of throat, breast and belly darker and narrower down body, so that grey of flanks more or less continuous (3); bill longer (effect size 8.76, score 3). Monotypic.
E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones) to SE Brazil (S São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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