Cerro Pirre, 4500 feet [c. 1370 m], near head of Río Limón, Darién, Panama.
Has been thought probably conspecific with M. squamiger, but differs in its larger bill (effect size 4.5, score 2); clearly shorter wing than M. squamiger perlatus, the geographically closest taxon (effect size −2.19, score 2); smaller, less extensive spots on underparts (2); and olive-tinged red-brown vs bright rufous mantle, back, scapulars, wing-coverts and rump (2). Monotypic.
Serranía de Majé (E Panamá Province), and Cerro Tacarcuna, Cerro Mali, Cerro Pirre, Altos de Quía and Serranía de Jungurudó#R, in extreme E Panama.
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