Mt Roraima, 3500 feet [c. 1065 m].
See M. schistaceus (below). Until recently considered conspecific with M. leucostigma (along with M. rufifacies, M. brunneiceps and M. humaythae), but analysis separates it in a clade with M. schistaceus#R. Differs from M. leucostigma in its much higher-pitched (3) and slower-paced song (1); darker plumage in both sexes with female chestnut vs bright ferruginous below (1); male with virtually all-black vs three-quarters grey lower mandible (1); male with shorter wing (from published data#R at least 1); moreover, distribution parapatric (3). Position as geographical outlier to other taxa here accepted as reducing need for further comparisons, except in the case of M. brunneiceps, which superficially sings rather similarly (see under that species). Two subspecies recognized.
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