Formerly referred to by name B. andicolus, and in the past regarded as a race of Psilopsiagon aurifrons; name orbygnesius, however, shown to refer to present species and to have priority#R. Appears to be closest to B. ferrugineifrons. Monotypic.
Highlands of N Peru (Cajamarca and La Libertad) S to WC Bolivia (Cochabamba and W Santa Cruz); recently recorded in NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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