P. L. Sclater, 1858,
Río Napo, Ecuador.
Recent comprehensive molecular study#R found this species to be closest to C. tyrannina. Birds from C Peru and W Brazil S to Bolivia previously separated as race hypomelaena, but appear to represent S end of a cline of decreasing plumage darkness. Monotypic.
E of Andes from S Colombia (Putumayo), Ecuador, Peru and SW Amazonian Brazil (E to lower R Juruá, lower R Purus and upper R Madeira) S to NW Bolivia (Pando, La Paz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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