Very close to H. clarisse and H. amethysticollis. Male differs from male clarisse in silvery-white vs emerald-green frons (3); broader white breastband (2); much less iridescent green lower breastband (2); belly with more buff mottling (ns); shorter bill (effect size on ten specimens each in NHMUK −2.93, score 2); male differs from male amethysticollis in silvery-white vs emerald-green frons (3), matt blackish vs moss-green crown and head sides (2), bright white vs dull buffy breastband (2). Monotypic.
Andes of Mérida, in NW Venezuela.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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