Schiffornis turdinus aeneus
J. T. Zimmer, 1936,
Chaupe, 6100 feet [c. 1860 m], Piura, Peru.
Until recently considered conspecific with S. olivacea, S. stenorhyncha, S. turdina and S. veraepacis, but differs from all these taxa in its brown crown (others olive or rufescent-brown) (1) and very different song, with four vs 2–3 notes (3), different pitches from all others at start and finish (3), and the only one to start with an initial short note before the longer whistle (ns); moreover, it is elevationally parapatric with S. turdina amazonum (3). Monotypic.
E slope of E Andes in Ecuador and adjacent N Peru; recently confirmed to occur in extreme S Colombia#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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