Sometimes considered conspecific with L. superciliaris, but ranges overlap locally in SE Peru (E Madre de Dios), NE Bolivia (Pando and N Beni) and NE Brazil (mainly Maranhão and Tocantins) with no evidence of interbreeding, and no intermediates or hybrids between them have been reported; range overlap sometimes attributed to seasonal N movements by L. superciliaris, but verification required. Monotypic.
SE Nicaragua S to Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas, Amazonian Brazil (Roraima; Acre and Rondônia E to Amapá, Pará, N Tocantins and Maranhão), NW & NE Ecuador, Peru (Loreto; Madre de Dios), and NE Bolivia (Pando, Beni).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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