Formerly placed in genus Columbigallina, and before that in a monotypic genus Eupelia#R. Shows similarities in colour and plumage patterns to C. picui, to which probably closely related. Monotypic.
Arid and semi-arid Pacific coast from extreme SW Colombia (SW Nariño) and N Ecuador S to N Chile (Tarapacá), extending E in N Peru to Marañón Valley.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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