Brazil; error = Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
Formerly treated as one of many races of C. mellisugus (which see); an alternative was, on basis of bill colour, to treat the five N subspecies (present species with auriceps, forficatus, osberti and salvini) as a separate species. A more radical evaluation of the complex#R is largely followed here but, owing to both the sheer number of taxa in the original complex and the diaspora of specimen material, comparisons between taxa and decisions on their taxonomic status are limited mainly to geographical neighbours. Thus, present form, including races osberti and salvini, is specifically distinct from C. auriceps, C. forficatus and C. assimilis on account of the diagnoses given under those species. Three subspecies currently recognized.
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Status and conservation
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