Previously considered conspecific with P. roseus, but they are now generally accepted to be two distinct species. P. ruber differs in its pinkish-red, not pinkish-white, head, neck and body plumage (4); white-based pinkish-red vs all-pink bill (3); more black around tip of bill (1). Birds of Galapagos sometimes separated as race glyphorhynchus. Monotypic.
Caribbean and also regular year-round on coasts of Guianas S to Amapá (N Brazil); isolated population in Galapagos Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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