Serra dos Órgãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Recent molecular analysis#R indicates that this species is sister to C. pusillus and the C. trochilirostris–C. procurvoides pair. Occasionally treated as conspecific with C. trochilirostris. Monotypic.
SE Brazil from C Bahia (Chapada Diamantina) S to N Rio Grande do Sul, also adjacent E Paraguay (Alto Paraná, Itapúa) and NE Argentina (Misiones, NE Corrientes).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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