Cabanis and Heine, 1860,
#R, Cartagena, Colombia.
Previously suggested as possibly deserving of species status, but hitherto treated as race of S. canadensis. Differs (in male) in its black hood shot with white (forecrown with white streaks, white speckling on throat, head-side and supercilium) (2); upperparts bright pale cinnamon vs dullish cinnamon-brown (or darker) (1); more white in tail, with much larger white tips and all-white outer vane of outermost rectrix (small white tips in other taxa) (2); more white on underparts (ns); and overall distinctive song, with slower pace and lower frequency at start, lower maximum frequency (no overlap; 3), and last notes dropping vs rising in pitch (3), with less acceleration#R. Proposed races phainoleucus (Riohacha, in N Colombia) and paraguanae (Paraguaná Peninsula, in NW Venezuela) appear to intergrade with pulchellus, and are best rejected. Monotypic.
N Colombia (Caribbean slope from Guajira S to N Chocó, lower Magdalena Valley S to S Santander) and extreme NW Venezuela (Zulia, W & C Falcón, N Lara).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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