Peru = Chilpes.
See T. vassorii, with which hitherto considered conspecific; differs in its notable (if individually variable and loose-edged) cream nape (2); solid black mantle and back in both sexes (3); uneven but extensive black U-shaped spots on more silvery-blue underparts (the plain throat being notably paler) (2); turquoise-shot upper rump in female (ns); slightly broader and more extensive blue fringes to flight-feathers and wing-coverts (ns). Monotypic.
E slope in Peru (S from Huánuco) and Bolivia (S to W Santa Cruz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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