P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1871,
Pallatanga, Chimborazo and Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador.
Proposed races cristatus (Panama, N Colombia, N Venezuela), caucae (middle and upper Cauca Valley, in Colombia) and pallidiceps (SE Venezuela, S Guyana, N Amazonian Brazil, E Peru), described on basis of differences in length and colour of crown feathers and in wing length; variation in these characters at least as great among individuals from same regions as it is across huge geographical areas. Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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