Grallaricula ferrugineipectus leymebambae
Leymebamba, 7000 feet [c. 2130 m], Amazonas, Peru.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with G. ferrugineipectus, although long known to be vocally distinct; differs in its larger size (effect size for wing 4.0, score 2); darker (olive-grey vs greyish-ochre) upperparts (1); darker (olive-grey) on preocular ring, ear-coverts and malar (last creating pale submoustachial line) and as mottling on breast (2); orange-rust of flank sides extending onto vent (1); higher-pitched (3) and faster-paced (2) song. Online recordings indicate a population in Ecuador with a degree of vocal difference, suggesting probably a new taxon; and Bolivian birds are slightly darker, although differences perhaps clinal. Monotypic.
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Status and conservation
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