“Guiana sive Cajenna”; error = Cerro Turumiquire, Sucre, Venezuela.
Has sometimes been treated as conspecific with C. linearis and C. pareola. Differs (in males) from former in its very short vs extremely long tail projections (unmeasured but clearly 4); longer rest of tail (effect size 3.94; score 2); duller black (vaguely shot matt blue) on face and underparts (1); narrower black frons (1); and somewhat scratchier-sounding song (1); and from latter in its very short vs non-existent tail projections (2); much less specialized outer primaries (2); duller blue-grey-black vs velvety black body plumage (2); narrower black frons (1); and seemingly very different voice#R (score at least 1). Monotypic.
Pacific coastal region of extreme SW Costa Rica and Panama (including Coiba I and Cébaco I), N Colombia along Caribbean coast (including around Santa Marta and Perijá Ranges), and N Venezuela N of R Orinoco (E, including Margarita I, to Paria Peninsula); also locally in middle Magdalena Valley in Colombia (Tolima, Cundinamarca).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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