P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1880,
Pindo, Pastaza, Ecuador.
Generally considered conspecific with L. elegans, but trend since 1992 to treat the two as separate species is upheld here, as present species differs in its (in male) all-yellow breast vs black scales joining across breast in distinct band (2); (in female) lack of black in cap, so that crown appears almost concolorous with upperparts (2); song, although fundamentally similar, has fewer notes per strophe (5–8 vs 8–15) (1), and longer notes (1.07–1.3 s vs 0.65–0.9 s) (2), showing less depth in frequency (ns) and with a narrower frequency range of single notes (ns)#R. Proposed races venezuelense (W Venezuela) and cadwaladeri (NW Bolivia) commonly recognized, but proved impossible to diagnose in recent review#R. Monotypic.
Locally in foothills of Andes in W Venezuela (Táchira, Barinas), NC & S Colombia (Boyacá; S from S Huila), Ecuador, Peru (Amazonas to Madre de Dios) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, Beni).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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