P. L. Sclater, 1860,
Guatemala and Honduras = Honduras.
Until recently was considered conspecific with A. farinosa, but differs in its yellow vs red lower carpal edge (2); blue-suffused (or blue) crown with broader, more heavily scaled nape feathers forming frequently or usually ruffled ruff or cape (3); blackish vs pale bill (2); black bristles on nares more extensive, and black shaft streaks on face (lores to below eye) (ns); less powdery plumage (ns); more oblong, less circular and slightly less broad white eye-patch (mensural score: allow 1). This split is supported by molecular analysis#R. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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