Salvin and Godman, 1880,
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, 10,000–14,000 feet [c. 3050–4265 m], Colombia.
Hitherto considered one of four subspecies in O. guerinii, although HBW noted possible treatment as four separate species. Uniquely possesses (narrowly white-bordered) glittering purplish-blue beard (3); dull greenish sheen on crown sides (2); brown-and-whitish mottled underparts (ns); white tail except for dark distal edges and central rectrices (3); relatively short crest (effect size vs next shortest O. guerinii –1.49; score 1); and shorter tail than the others (effect size vs next shortest O. guerinii –2.32; score 2)#R. Monotypic.
Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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