Ornismya (Lophorinus) DeLattrei
no locality = Moyobamba, Peru.
Closely related to L. brachylophus and possibly L. stictolophus; has been considered conspecific with former. Proposed species L. melaniae, apparently from Colombia, probably represents aberrant individuals or faded skins of present species; it is not, as previously reported, a melanistic form. Bolivian birds were tentatively split as race regulus, but, despite some possible differences in female plumage, probably best treated as synonym of nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Also recorded in Ecuador (race uncertain).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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