Bourcier and Mulsant, 1846,
Sometimes placed in genus Agyrtria. Owing to different crown colour, race viridiceps sometimes treated as subspecies of A. versicolor (colours of throat, breast, rump and tail tend to rule this out, along with bill-size difference) or else regarded as a separate species, and indeed viridiceps (restricted to W slope) differs from both franciae and cyanocollis on account of green (not blue) crown (3) and significantly shorter tail (effect size −2.57; score 2); moreover, NHMUK specimen labels suggest a yellow-flesh vs bold red basal two-thirds of lower mandible (if confirmed, score 2), so further research and analysis clearly desirable. Described form A. veneta may be melanistic female of present species. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!