Milagros, 2200 feet [c. 670 m], Loja, Ecuador.
Was for many years treated as a race of G. ruficapilla, but differs markedly in voice, plumage, bare-part colours and habitat; in addition, no intermediate specimens or songs are known from area of range overlap in SW Ecuador. Exact location of type locality uncertain; originally said to be in Piura (Peru), but subsequently considered more likely to be in Ecuador. Monotypic.
Coastal mountains of W & SW Ecuador (SW Manabí, Santa Elena and W Guayas, and El Oro and Loja) and immediately adjacent NW Peru (Tumbes, N Piura).
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