P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1871,
páramos of Mérida, Venezuela.
Usually treated as conspecific with O. cinnamomeiventris and O. thoracica, but differs from both in its slaty vs deep chestnut (bay) breast to belly (score vs cinnamomeiventris 4, vs thoracica 3); vague small whitish vs bold large white underwing-coverts (2); paler grey upperparts (1); shorter tail than thoracica (effect size for males –6.6, score 3); also possibly different call (“loud buzzy whistle, abrupt and slightly descending” vs “loud, burry whistle, ‘sweeeeea’, rising then slightly falling”#R) (1–2). Monotypic.
Andes of Venezuela (Mérida and NW Barinas S to N Táchira).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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