San Pablo, 4500 feet [c. 1370 m], Nariño, Colombia.
Until recently considered conspecific with E. chiriquensis, but strong vocal#R and genetic#R evidence supports species status for this taxon: thus, differs in its slightly smaller size (allow 1); darker, more brownish-olive upperparts (1); greyer breast (1); different dawn song (“wit...wit...weedeew” vs lower, rhythmic, gravelly “tse-rwee...tse-rwee...tse-rwee-gr-gr-wee”) (3); and markedly higher-pitched daytime call note (high “pee” vs mellow “whee”) (3), plus a long rattle call not known from chiriquensis and albivertex (ns)#R. Undescribed population found in E Andes of Ecuador now known to belong with present species#R; dawn song described above is from this population, and remains unknown for western population. Monotypic.
W Andean foothills in SW Colombia (Nariño) and NW Ecuador (S to N Pichincha); also E Andes in E Ecuador (Napo to Morona-Santiago), perhaps extending to S Colombia and NE Peru#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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