Euchlornis frontalis squamipectus
Zamora, eastern Ecuador.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. frontalis, but long speculated to be specifically distinct, differing in its more restricted red on upper (none on lower) breast in male (2); flanks more heavily green in male (ns); strongly scaly vs streaky-scaly underparts in female (2); no orange-yellow chin and upper throat, sometimes also forehead, in female (3); deeper, glossier green crown and head sides with slight bluish tinge in male (ns); rather more obvious white tips of secondaries (ns); shorter tail (effect size −2.5, score 2); and seemingly very different songs, this based, however, on insufficiently documented recordings (score likely to be high once evidence clarified). Monotypic.
E slope of Andes from N Ecuador (Napo) S to N Peru (S to San Martín).
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Status and conservation
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