P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1879,
Cchachupata, Cuzco, Peru.
Often considered a race of A. latinuchus, and both were originally treated as part of a wider complex that included also A. terborghi and A. rufinucha, although recent studies suggest that various components of this group may not be each other’s closest relatives. Present species probably closest to A. terborghi. One specimen of nominate race of A. rufinucha from La Paz (Bolivia) exhibits dark scalloping on breast, approaching present species; unclear if this is a variation in former species or due to gene flow between the two. Monotypic.
SE Peru (E Cuzco and adjacent Puno) and adjacent W Bolivia (La Paz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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