P. L. Sclater, 1870,
near Bogotá, Colombia.
Sometimes placed in a separate genus Tripsurus, along with M. cruentatus, M. flavifrons and M. pucherani, and including M. chrysauchen, with which usually considered conspecific. Differs from chrysauchen in crown of male distinctly unlike latter’s owing to whitish (not yellow) frons, more extensive red on mid-crown (covering nape) and this red a deeper shade (more scarlet than flame) (3); barring of upper flanks in both sexes extending and joining across lower breast (plain in chrysauchen) (2); crown of female very different owing to whitish (not yellow) frons, smaller area of this coloration on frons, much broader and richer black mid-crown (both at front edge and at back edge), with narrower coloration on nape, which is mostly flame-red with yellow lower fringe (in chrysauchen nape more extensively yellow, same colour as frons) (3); blacker wings of female (dusky-black in chrysauchen) (ns). Monotypic.
NC Colombia (Magdalena Valley).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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