Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Previously treated as a race of O. vetula or of an expanded O. motmot or, more recently, of O. guttata. Differs from O. guttata in much less chestnut-rufous undertail with more grey-black at base of feathers (3); more rufous-toned rump (2); and brown-shaded vs blackish crown (2); also some vocal differences. Differs from O. araucuan in its dull brown crown, almost continuous with rest of upperparts vs dull rufous crown and rear head-sides (2); absence of arrowhead-shaped, pale-tipped feathers on rear crown, neck-sides and upper throat (3); buffy-brown vs white to whitish belly (3); chestnut vs ochraceous vent (ns). Birds of SE Mato Grosso have been ascribed race remota, but apparently very similar or identical to those in rest of range. Monotypic.
SE Brazil (SE Mato Grosso do Sul and S São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul); perhaps SE Paraguay.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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