P. L. Sclater, 1865,
Previously placed in Leucopternis, but recent molecular studies indicate that it merits treatment in separate, monotypic genus#R. Populations of Ecuador and Colombia have been separated as race zimmeri on grounds of differences in size, but this unsubstantiated. Monotypic.
Costa Rica and Panama, and locally into W Colombia and W Ecuador on both sides of Andes (recorded also in coastal ranges of Ecuador); reported (maybe local) on E slope of Andes in NW Peru. Sight record of presumed vagrant in extreme S Nicaragua on 15 Nov 2005#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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