Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1894,
Maraynioc, Pariayacú, Junín, Peru.
Formerly, with T. melanopis, considered a race of T. caudatus. Specific separation from T. melanopis recently demonstrated#R, being based on rufous-chestnut of crown continuing smudgily onto face and upper neck (2); lack of a throat wattle (3); whitish vs rusty-buff patch on upper belly (2); broader belly patch (ns); shorter bill (2); and longer tail (2). Monotypic.
Highlands of Ecuador, Peru, NW Bolivia; probably extinct in extreme N Chile#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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