d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1838,
Yuracares (probably Cochabamba), Bolivia.
Previously placed in Cranioleuca, but genetic data#R indicate that it belongs in present genus. Proposed race peruviana (E Peru) described as darker above, paler and less ochraceous below (including underwing-coverts), with breast spotting coarser, chin paler yellow, supercilium less pronounced; these characters considered by subsequent authors to represent individual variation, although absence of buff wash on underparts thought by some to permit diagnosis; even if characters do represent geographical variation, however, specimens from C Peru seem intermediate. Further study may also demonstrate that resurrection of name hyposticta (type locality R Negro, opposite Boavista, in Brazil) for populations of NW Amazonia is warranted. Clearly, reanalysis of variation throughout range is required. Tentatively treated as monotypic.
SE Colombia (S from W Caquetá), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), NE Suriname and N French Guiana S to E Ecuador, E Peru, Amazonian Brazil (W Amazonas E to Amapá, S to Acre and NC Pará) and N Bolivia (S to Cochabamba).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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