Like most of congeners, formerly placed in genus Oreopeleia. Formerly considered conspecific with G. leucometopia but now normally split#R, based on present species having greyish-white vs bold white forehead (3); mid-grey vs dull darkish grey rest of crown and head-sides (1); glossy purple of mantle showing little extension onto the breast-sides in most specimens (variable character; 1); less rufous in wings (ns); song described as different#R— ‘a continuous, low uup-uup-uup-uup without pauses” rather than ‘a prolonged coo-o-o’(this latter confirmed by a single recording) (2); longer tail in male#R, effect size 1.18 (1). Probably also close to G. versicolor, with which shares chestnut underwing and lack of black facial markings. Monotypic.
Cuba (local in forests, mainly in Zapata Peninsula and Sierra del Rosario).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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