W. L. Sclater, 1918,
Río Bogotá, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
A member of the M. ruficollis clade#R. Has been included within M. gilvicollis; sympatric with M. ruficollis interstes, and, when gilvicollis was included within M. ruficollis, plumbeus was elevated to species rank; with M. ruficollis and gilvicollis now shown to be separate species, status of plumbeus unclear, but generally retained as full species; further research required to clarify taxonomic status. Monotypic.
SW Colombia (S Chocó to Nariño#R) and NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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