near San Javier, Tucumán.
Sister to P. dorsalis. Until recently considered conspecific with P. striaticollis, but differs in its shorter wing (effect size −3.47, score 2); grey vs yellow iris (2); darker red-brown breast with stronger white streaks and speckling, this pattern extending onto lower face, where there is no pattern at all in striaticollis (2); narrow white streaks in crown (2); stronger, longer white supercilium (ns); darker, richer lower underparts and flanks (ns); lack of association with water (1); somewhat different nest shape (ns); and significantly different calls, which are longer, faster-paced (effect size 5.3, score 3) and higher-pitched (effect size 2.67, score 2). Undescribed race in forest fragments in Catamarca and La Rioja (NW Argentina) has dark chestnut forehead concolorous with rest of crown, and darker, more olivaceous back. Monotypic.
Andes from C Bolivia (SE Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz) S to NW Argentina (S to La Rioja).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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