Sierra de Chiribiquete, south-east Colombia.
A member of the C. mellisugus complex, and sometimes considered conspecific with C. mellisugus (sensu lato), but differs in its much larger size, “fully 35–40% heavier than all other forms, which do not differ among themselves”#R (score estimated at 3); longer bill (score judged definitely 3, but this feature must co-vary with size; ns); basal half of bill red in males, only a trace of red in females (2); dull, non-iridescent crown (male), as in C. gibsoni (3); and extensively grey bases of lateral rectrices (female), as in C. gibsoni (1). Differs from C. gibsoni in its size (3); bill colour (2); much shallower tail fork (2); lateral rectrices more truncate (male) to rounded (female) at tip (1); and breast and throat much stronger blue (male) (2). Monotypic.
Sierra de Chiribiquete, in Guaviare and Caquetá, SC Colombia.
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Status and conservation
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