Lönnberg and Rendahl, 1922,
Baeza, road to Napo, 6000 feet [c. 1830 m], Ecuador.
Until recently, normally considered conspecific with P. lawrencii, but differs in its stronger rufous (less buff-tinged) mantle and back (ns); rich rufous vs grey-streaked cream-buff underparts (3); rufous-tan vs grey-black outer vanes of primaries (2); wing-coverts dark grey-brown with vague rufous edges vs blackish with strong rufous tips (2); shorter tail (sample size too small, but evidence indicative; ns); divergent song, being a high-pitched (score 2) rattled series of notes, slowing into stuttering and ending (always) with a characteristic high-pitched downslurred note (2), vs several well-spaced staccato notes followed by a trill, which usually ascends in pitch and then descends while slowing in pace#R. Monotypic.
W slope of W Andes of Colombia (S from S Antioquia and C Chocó) and W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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