Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, Brazil.
In traditional classifications often placed next to S. caudacutus, on basis of similarity of throat patterns, but other plumage details and biogeography suggest that present species is sister to S. albigularis, a conclusion supported by recent phylogenetic analysis#R. Until recently, included S. cearensis as a race (see below). Monotypic.
C, CE & SE Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goiás and Minas Gerais S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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