P. L. Sclater, 1857,
Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico.
Usually treated as conspecific with O. occidentalis, O. coronatus and O. swainsoni. Differs from occidentalis and swainsoni in characters given under those species. Differs from coronatus in its larger size (effect size for male wing 4.51, score 2); olive-brown vs dark olive-brown head sides, neck sides, mantle and back (2); less densely barred or spotted breast (ns); strong white vs buffy-tan chin and throat (2); paler, more rufous vs darker, more chestnut tail (2); but no obvious differences in call. Birds intermediate between mexicanus and fraterculus occur in Costa Rica and Panama. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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