New study provides genetic, acoustic, morphological and geographical evidence indicating not conspecific with C. pectoralis#R; differs in its white submoustachial stripe (obvious in male, apparent in female) (3); and (in male) dark fleckings on belly and flanks (ns); slightly more extensive red throat (effect size 1.54, score 1); notably narrower black breastband (effect size 3.09, score 2); song with shorter strophes (albeit some overlap; score 1), with fewer notes per strophe and more uniform note shapes (score 1); parapatric or sympatric (but not syntopic) range, with present species in alpine and subalpine bushes and C. pectoralis in lower-lying deciduous and mixed forest#R (habitat difference: 1). Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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