Cachupata and Huasampilla, Peru.
Probably closely related to C. lutetiae, C. bonapartei, C. eos and C. helianthea. Hitherto considered one of four subspecies of C. violifer, but differs from all others by virtue of the various distinctions listed under those taxa, thus from dichroura separated by its turquoise-blue frons set in velvety-black lores and forecrown vs green front in dull green surround (3), tail similar but with much-reduced tips (2), no white breastline (1) and slightly smaller size (1); from albicaudata by its rufous vs white tail (3), turquoise-blue vs steel-blue frons (2) and mainly greenish vs whitish throat and belly in female (2); from violifer by its glittering vs plain frons (2), smaller throat patch with more extensive glittering green surround on breast (2) and paler rufous belly and tail with darker central rectrices and broader dark tips (3). Monotypic.
E Andes of SE Peru (SE of Urubamba).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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