Bourcier and Mulsant, 1852,
Río Mira, Prov. Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Formerly segregated in genus Eucephala, and later placed in Hylocharis. Treated as conspecific with A. grayi in HBW, but acknowledged there to be very different in coloration, measurements and ecology; differs from grayi in having dull metallic green vs dark metallic blue tail (3); shorter bill (effect size −3.3, although n=7) (2); longer wings and tail (effect size for wing 1.82, although n=7) (1); male with blue on forehead, not all crown, and with more extensive blue on throat (bluish-black and confined to chin in grayi) (3); female with much whiter, less green-spotted underparts with clear throat (2); mangroves and adjacent wet second-growth habitat vs dry scrub and woodland edges in dry, rainshadow valleys (1). Monotypic.
Extreme SE Panama S through W Colombia to NW Ecuador (NW Esmeraldas).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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