Often treated as conspecific with I. chrysocephalus (which see) and with I. pyrrhopterus, from which it differs in larger size, more curved bill shape, habitat selection and behaviour; the two apparently occur sympatrically in a small area in Beni (Bolivia) without interbreeding. Monotypic.
S Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, and N Brazil (Roraima E to Amapá and, S of R Amazon, Amazonas E to N Pará) S to E Peru (Loreto S to Madre de Dios) and N Bolivia (La Paz and Beni).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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