P. L. Sclater, 1855,
Quijos, Napo, Ecuador.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. ornatus, but differs in its larger size with notably longer tail (effect size 2.64, score 2); all-chestnut vs mostly dark brown tail with chestnut base (3); broader, pale chestnut vs narrower, greyish-buff edges of secondaries and tertials (1); greyer, less whitish throat (1); white loral spots typically linked by white frons vs separated by black frons (ns); song like that of M. ornatus, a single emphatic note followed by a fast series of 3–8 similar stuttered notes, but stuttered notes faster (2)#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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