California; error = Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Findings from separate analyses of plumage/syringeal morphology and molecular data were not completely congruent, but evidence indicates that present species is basal to two main clades, one containing M. hemichrysus and M. chrysocephalus and the other M. luteiventris and M. maculatus (presumably with solitarius). Monotypic.
SW Ecuador (C Manabí, from N side of Bahía de Caráquez, S to El Oro and W Loja) and NW Peru (S on Pacific slope to Ancash and to N Lima).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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