P. L. Sclater, 1860,
Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador.
Usually treated as conspecific with O. coronatus, O. mexicanus and O. swainsoni. Differs from coronatus in its bright rufous vs very dark olive-brown head sides, neck sides, mantle and back (3); plain rufous vs densely olive-barred breast (3); cinnamon vs dark, more chestnut-tinged brown tail (2); paler red crest (ns); larger size (effect size for longer tail in males 4.58 [but n=9 for present species]; score 2). Differs from mexicanus in its rufous vs dark olive-brown head sides, neck sides, mantle and back (3); plain rufous vs olive-spotted or olive-barred breast (3); white-tinged pale rusty vs strongly white chin and throat (2). Differs from swainsoni in its much longer bill (effect size for males 6.25 [but n=8 for present species, n=4 for swainsoni], allow 3); rufous vs dull chestnut head sides, neck sides, mantle and back (2); bright pale rufous vs rich smoky-rufous underparts (2); and in latter’s relatively distinctive call (vocal differences between taxa otherwise weak or non-existent, so far as known). Monotypic.
W Ecuador (patchily from Esmeraldas S to El Oro) and extreme NW Peru (Tumbes).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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