Paucal (= Nancho), Cajamarca, Peru.
Formerly placed in Automolus, but voice and plumage unlike any species in that genus; placement in present genus corroborated by recent genetic study#R. Sister to S. subalaris#R. Proposed race celicae (SW Ecuador) described as brighter, paler and more ochraceous, especially on upperparts, and has ochraceous supercilium and broader breast streaks; these features, however, can be found throughout species’ range and may be due to age differences and plumage wear. Monotypic.
Coastal hills and W slope of Andes in SW Ecuador (El Oro, Loja) and NW Peru (Tumbes S to Lambayeque).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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