Often considered conspecific with P. longirostris, but probably better treated as separate species; in addition, all races of P. malaris except nominate have traditionally been attributed instead to present species, but their affinities appear to lie with malaris. Race muelleri has been associated with P. malaris ochraceiventris. Venezuelan birds sometimes separated as race saturatior, but fall within range of variation of nominate. A single hybrid of nominate superciliosus with P. m. malaris was found at a locality of sympatric occurrence. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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