Ornismia [sic] Guerinii
Hitherto considered conspecific with all congeners, although HBW noted possible treatment as four separate species. Uniquely possesses (narrowly white-bordered) glittering green beard (3); purplish-sheened crown sides (2); rather evenly scaled buff-and-mid-brown underparts (ns); white centres to tail feathers (2); relatively short crest (effect size vs lindenii –3.09, vs cyanolaemus –1.49; score 1); and (excepting stuebelii, which might be very short-winged) shorter wings than the two preceding forms (effect size vs next shortest cyanolaemus –1.06; score 1)#R. Monotypic.
E Andes of Colombia (S to Cundinamarca).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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