Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Usually thought to be closely related to M. signata and M. nigrocristata, but one genetic study recovered M. basilica as its nearest relative#R. Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. striaticeps and M. euophrys. Race richardsoni sometimes treated as a separate species, but linked to nominate by intermediate race quindiana. A specimen from Colombia (at 3400 m) may involve an additional, undescribed, race, apparently resembling nominate, but has also been postulated to represent an undescribed race of M. signata, although occurrence of latter species in Colombia was recently deemed implausible#R. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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