upper Magdalena Valley, Colombia.
In the past was sometimes placed in genus Ametrornis. An almost straight-billed hermit with no known close relatives, somewhat resembling P. eurynome. A melanistic individual of doubtful origin was described as race fuliginosus, but never verified as referring to a valid population. Birds of nominate race in E Andes of Colombia have smaller wing and bill than other populations; may be separable as fuscicapillus should same differences be confirmed for Venezuelan birds. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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