Barra do Rio Negro, Brazil.
Closely related to all other congeners. Sometimes treated as conspecific with P. crepitans, but differs in its all-ochre vs grey “hindwing patch” (3); black on area of mid-back where crepitans has an ochre band (3); no green iridescence on lower throat (1); outer wing-coverts tipped iridescent purple (1); and apparent sympatric occurrence (no recorded interbreeding with subspecies napensis). Usually (as in HBW) treated as conspecific with P. leucoptera, but differs in its ochre vs white hindwing patch (3); different-shaped hindwing patch (covering all the secondaries, rather than cut off diagonally across the secondaries) (2); and far weaker purplish-blue on outer wing-coverts, based on small sample of museum specimens (2). A recent molecular study places P. ochroptera in a “north-of-Amazon” clade with P. crepitans and well differentiated from P. leucoptera#R. Monotypic.
NW Brazil (N of R Amazon/Solimões and W of R Negro).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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