S. F. Baird, 1865,
“Paraguay“(probably = Paraguay River).
Often placed together with M. leucoblephara, M. leucophrys, M. fulvicauda and M. rivularis in a separate genus, Phaeothlypis; differs from all four, however, in having no particular affinity for water and having quite different plumage, but nonetheless genetic data indicate present species is sister to the first-named#R. Formerly included in the “citrine” group of Andean species (M. luteoviridis, M. signata and M. nigrocristata), which it resembles in plumage. Widely remote populations in NE Colombia and N Venezuela perhaps separable as race pallidirostris. Monotypic.
N & WC Colombia (Norte de Santander; Cauca Valley); N, W & SE Venezuela (Falcón E to Miranda; SW Portuguesa; W base of Andes in Trujillo and Táchira; isolated area in Bolívar); SW Guyana; and N, C & E Brazil, N & E Bolivia and E Paraguay.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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