P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1868,
San José, Costa Rica.
Usually treated as conspecific with M. biarcuata, but differs in its black lateral ragged-edged breast-patch (3); greatly reduced white around (notably above and below) eye, with black below eye forming upper border of moustachial line and extending behind rusty ear-coverts as neck-line (3); white throat and submoustachial line interrupted by narrow black malar vs all-white throat extending as line around ear-coverts patch (rusty above, black below) (3); brighter rusty cap (ns); lower flanks greyer, less dull rust-brown (ns); smaller size (effect size for tail –3.06, score 2). Monotypic.
Highlands of C Costa Rica.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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