Talamanca, Costa Rica.
Frequently treated as a race of C. modestus, and assertion in HBW that “the two differ substantially in plumage and song” is exaggerated; in fact present species maintains species rank on account of its generally greyer crown and back (1); paler, less fulvous flanks (1); slightly larger size (effect size for tarsus based on published evidence#R 2.1, score 2); and a fairly different duetting song, the female covering a wide frequency range and the male a very narrow one, with clearly more curly, not dagger-shaped notes as in both races of C. modestus (3)#R. Monotypic.
Caribbean drainage from E & SE Nicaragua (Greytown, Los Sábalos) S to W Panama (Bocas del Toro).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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