Formerly treated as conspecific with both L. bellicosus and L. loyca, or with L. loyca alone, but the two nest sympatrically and without interbreeding in parts of Argentina. In aspect and behaviour present species is almost a perfect intermediate between latter two species and L. militaris and L. superciliaris. Monotypic.
N & C Uruguay (Salto and Flores#R Departments) and CE Argentina (SW Buenos Aires, La Pampa and Río Negro); no recent records from Brazil.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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