P. L. Sclater, 1859,
Pallatanga, Chimborazo, Ecuador.
Sister to S. ruficollis#R. Proposed race colligata (NW Peru) said to have crown and back less fuscous brown (contrasting more with blackish collar) and chin darker yellow than mentalis, but description based on only three specimens, and characters mentioned are individually variable; proposed race ruficrissa (C Peru) supposedly has back blacker, rump and uppertail-coverts more rufescent and throat patch more restricted, but these characters also highly variable and do not permit diagnosis of individual specimens (although lack of distinctive features rather surprising, given major biogeographical barrier separating this population from those of N Andes). Species occasionally referred to by name S. striaticollis, but that is apparently a nomen nudum#R. Six subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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