Joseph and J. M. Bates, 2002,
4 km upstream from Rio Itenez, west bank of Rio Paucerna, Prov. Velasco, 450 m, c. 17°30’ S, 61°30’ W, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Part of the P. picta–leucotis complex (see P. picta). Present form recognized as distinctive almost 100 years ago, but has normally been considered to belong within range of variation of P. amazonum; a hybrid zone with amazonum suggests that the two are indeed closely related, possibly conspecific. Differs from that species in less blue in forehead and on frontal supercilium (1), narrow (dagger-shaped) vs broad (chevron-shaped) dark centres of breast feathers (3), rustier shade on ear-coverts and breast feathers (1), also narrow hybrid zone (2); differs from P. lucianii in characters given under that species (see below). Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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