higher altitudes of the Sierra de Mérida, Venezuela.
Traditionally considered a race of C. bonapartei, but treated as a separate species in HBW on the basis of plumage characters, here enumerated as coppery-brown vs green sheen on back, belly and both sides of tail (4); violet-blue vs royal-blue throat patch (1); golden-green vs green breast and neck sides (2); for differences from C. consita, split here for first time, see that species. Monotypic.
Andes of W Venezuela in S Lara, Trujillo, NW Barinas, Mérida and Táchira.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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