Scytalopus magellanicus opacus
J. T. Zimmer, 1941,
Tambillo, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Río Upano, Ecuador.
Previously treated as a race of S. magellanicus; subsequently, and until recently, as a race of S. canus. Differs from latter in its dark-barred brown vs all-grey rear flanks, somewhat larger size and distinctive song (much faster, not accelerating but usually decelerating, lower-pitched)#R. Birds from S of range (S of R Zamora in Ecuador), with different call note and most males possessing white wing patch, recently described as a new subspecies#R. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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