P. L. Sclater, 1861,
Pallatanga, western Ecuador.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. fasciatus and M. rufescens, but differs from former in its invariably orange-rufous vs usually yellow coronal patch in male ([ns]1); grey vs brown streaks on breast (2); white vs buffy throat and belly (2); mouse-grey vs bran-coloured upperparts (2); and daytime song with longer notes (2), reaching much higher frequencies (at least 2) and a very large frequency range and slower pace#R. Differs from rufescens by its grey-streaked white vs plain pale rufous breast (3); white vs very pale rufous throat and belly (3); mouse-grey vs bran-coloured upperparts (2); and daytime song (see above). Monotypic.
SW Colombia (W Nariño), W Ecuador and NW & N Peru (S to S Cajamarca and Marañón Valley).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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