Rio Itapicuru, Maranhão, Brazil.
In past, treated as a race of O. guttata, and has been considered conspecific with O. motmot and O. superciliaris. Differs from O. guttata in much less chestnut-rufous undertail, with more grey-black at base of feathers (3); more rufous-toned rump (2); and brown-shaded vs blackish crown (2); also some vocal differences#R. Separated from O. columbiana by its much smaller size (2), broader and vaguer scaly pattern on browner breast (2), dull rufous (not slate-grey) crown and nape (2), and brown (not olive) tone to upperparts (2); from O. squamata by its dull rufous (not dull brown) crown and rear head-sides (2), arrowhead-shaped, pale-tipped feathers on rear crown, neck-sides and upper throat (3), white to whitish vs buffy-brown belly (3), and ochraceous vs chestnut vent (ns). Monotypic.
E Brazil (E Rio Grande do Norte#R, Pernambuco and perhaps Paraíba S to E Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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