P. L. Sclater, 1860,
Mount Chimborazo, 14,000 feet [c. 4270 m], Ecuador.
Previously considered conspecific with C. fuscus and C. albiventris, but recently split on largely genetic evidence#R. Differs from C. albiventris in its chestnut vs cream wingstripe (3); rufous vs milky-buff distal outer rectrices (2); darker underparts and with distinctly pale-mottled brownish breast (2); song a rattling rising trill vs more complex-paced (2), falling and rising but mostly much higher-pitched (3) series of notes#R. Differs from C. fuscus in its chestnut vs buff wingstripe (2); rufous vs whitish-buff distal outer rectrices (2); darker underparts and with distinctly pale-mottled brownish breast (2); resident vs migratory habit (1); song rather similar but note length longer (2) and pace slower (2). Proposed race paramo (Nariño, in SW Colombia) described as differing from oreobates in shorter wings and tail, but overlap in measurements is extensive. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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