In past, treated as race of O. guttata, and has been considered conspecific with O. motmot and O. superciliaris. Differs from other taxa usually assembled under O. guttata in its much larger size (effect size for tail length 4.93) (2); narrow scaly pattern on blacker-toned breast (broader and vaguer in scaly- and browner-breasted Brazilian forms) (2); slate-grey vs blackish or brownish crown and nape (2); olive vs rich brown tone to upperparts (2). Vocal differences also significant#R. Birds of N Colombia occasionally split as race caucae. Monotypic.
N & C Colombia: Cauca Valley (N Antioquia to Cauca); Magdalena Valley (Cundinamarca to Huila).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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