M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1820,
Brazil = Bahia, Brazil.
Suggested as sister-species of C. procurvoides; also close to C. falcularius (which see), and sometimes considered conspecific. Assessment of geographical variation and separation from C. procurvoides both complicated by marked individual variation in general coloration and in extent and width of streaking above and below, but at least three geographically isolated groups evident: “venezuelensis group” in E Panama and N South America; “thoracicus group” along Pacific coast of South America; and “trochilirostris group” from Amazonia, Atlantic Forest and dry interior of South America. In last-mentioned group, affinities of Amazonian races problematic; napensis morphologically closest to “thoracicus group”, whereas notabilis, snethlageae and devius apparently closer to lafresnayanus of dry interior (which region also includes hellmayri and major). Proposed races omissus (E Brazil) and guttistriatus (S Goiás, Brazil) both included in major. Form successor (described as race of C. procurvoides) is a junior synonym of notabilis#R. Twelve subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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