headwaters of River Cururu-ri, south-west Pará, Brazil.
Probably a close relative of L. nattereri and L. iris. Previously thought perhaps a hybrid of those two (which replace it, respectively, to W and E), but distinctive plumage characters, coupled with its recent rediscovery c. 200 km NE of type locality, leave little doubt that it is a distinct species. Proposed taxon L. obscura based on two specimens, now believed probably to be female and immature male of present species. Monotypic.
SW Pará (upper R Cururu-ri and R Jamunxim), in C Brazil.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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