Salvin and Godman, 1882,
Merume Mountains, Guyana.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. leucogenys, C. chubbi and C. peruviana, but differs from first in its much paler (buffy ochre vs dull chestnut) throat (2); paler brown breastband (1); milky-rufous vs olive-tinged pale grey undertail-coverts (2); higher-pitched call (above vs below 10 kHz) (2); seemingly very different song based on published description#R (at least 1). Differs from C. chubbi in its much paler (buffy ochre vs dark chestnut) throat (3); paler grey underparts (1); much paler milky-rufous vs rich chestnut undertail-coverts (2); and higher-pitched call (above vs below 10 kHz) (2)#R. Differs from C. peruviana in its slightly more rufous but narrower pale throat, being bordered by darker brown malars (2); greyish vs buffy-brown belly (2); pale milky-rufous vs chestnut undertail-coverts (2); and slightly longer bill (allow 1). Monotypic.
Tepuis of SE Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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