C. Chubb, 1919,
Mount Roraima, Bolívar, Venezuela.
Belongs to “S. moesta group” (which see), the three members of which have often been treated as conspecific; juvenile plumage of present species, however, differs from that of the other two. Race yavii, based on single specimen from locality near range of nominate, often regarded as of dubious validity (e.g. possibly a subadult plumage of nominate), but description indicates that it is distinctive; herein retained as valid, pending further study. Proposed race griseipectus (Mt Ptari-tepui, in Venezuela) not diagnosable#R. Scientific name of species was based on misspelling, as species was named after F. V. McConnell, but original version must stand. Three subspecies recognized.
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Status and conservation
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