P. L. Sclater, 1861,
Bolaños, Jalisco, Mexico.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with C. jocosus, but they are quite distinct in appearance, probably occupy slightly different ecological niches, and molecular data reject very close relationship#R. Considerable individual variation in some characters (e.g. degree of spotting on underparts), but differences appear insufficiently constant to warrant separation of distinct races. Monotypic.
Mexico, in two disjunct populations separated by unsuitable habitat: in W, from SE Sonora S to W México and W Morelos; in E, from S Nuevo León#R, SW Tamaulipas and C San Luis Potosí S to Hidalgo.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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