Previously thought to meet O. garrula in N Colombia (Guajira), but no evidence of hybridization (speculation now appears to have been based on misidentified specimen of present species)#R. Race ruficrissa has been considered a separate species, but only constant difference is colour of tail tip (general coloration and size similar to nominate ruficauda, contra HBW); moreover, intergradation with ruficauda occurs N of Cúcuta, in N Colombia, and in hinterland of L Maracaibo, in Venezuela. Birds of latter area have been awarded different race, baliola. Population of Serranía de Macuira (Guajira Peninsula), in NE Colombia, has been separated as race lamprophonia; validity doubtful, but deserves further study. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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