Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. rufivertex, but differs in its darker (chestnut vs rufous) crown (2); much more extensive white lores and frontal supercilium (2); paler slaty uppertail (1); browner upperparts (ns); longer wing (effect size 3.52, score 2). Monotypic.
Peru (C Cajamarca to Ayacucho and Puno) and NW Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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