Closely related to C. stenurus. Hitherto subspecies alice treated as a separate species, but differences apparently slight: in sample of ten males of each form in AMNH, alice 1–2 mm shorter in wing and tail and 2–3 mm shorter in bill, but plumages seemingly identical; claim that male alice has “small patch of metallic orange at base of bill”#R intriguing, but not supported by specimen evidence or other literature, and descriptions in literature of tails of females of two taxa contradictory; clearer evidence needed for acceptance of alice as species. Race euchloris has sometimes been considered a separate species, owing mainly to suggestion of possible overlap in range, but poorly known. Described forms inexpectatus and auratus, known from single specimens from “Bogotá” and “Peru” (Peru not part of range), respectively, are apparently aberrant individuals of present species. Three subspecies recognized.
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