eastern slope of the Andes.
A problem exists regarding nomenclature of race aurora: name warszewizii [sic] clearly describes the same race as aurora, and description was published in same year but cannot be dated exactly to the month; in absence of clarification, aurora has become the accepted name. Proposed race hypocrita (Chachapoyas), based on immature plumage, is a synonym of fulgidiceps. Striking differences between subspecies suggest that several are very close to species status, notably aurora followed by hesperus and eva, although fulgidiceps and flagrans are not greatly distinct from iris; further gathering and analysis of evidence is needed, however, in order to produce coherent revision of species limits in this complex. Six subspecies recognized.
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Status and conservation
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