the Guianas and Brazil.
Sometimes placed in genus Polyerata or Agyrtria, or, alternatively, in Hylocharis. Closely related to A. fimbriata. Hitherto included A. bartletti as a subspecies. Geographically remote race zimmeri has been tentatively suggested as sufficiently distinctive to merit being split as a species, differing from nominate in its slightly longer wings and tail (effect size 1.62) (1); violet-blue throat patch extending down only to upper breast vs extending to upper belly (3); undertail-coverts white with grey streak around shaft vs white (1); female whiter below on throat patch and belly (1); thus, only a minor difference in voice would take it to species status. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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