Drymophila caudata striaticeps
above Salento, alt. 9000 ft [c. 2740 m], Central Andes, Cauca, Colombia.
Until recently considered conspecific with D. caudata (along with D. klagesi and D. hellmayri), but acoustic and genetic data#R indicate significant differences. Differs from D. caudata in its lack of black mid-crown to hindcrown in male (2); and loudsong with many fewer (3) and level-pitched vs rising (2) introductory notes#R; and from D. klagesi and D. hellmayri in characters given under those species. Same study#R suggests present species might be divisible into four races, with nominate (W & C Colombia), occidentalis (S Colombia to N Peru), peruviana (C Peru) and boliviana (S Peru and W Bolivia), but concludes that further research is required; prior to this study, all four were synonymized with what was nomínate D. caudata caudata (now monotypic D. caudata). Monotypic.
W & C Andes of Colombia, Ecuador (both slopes), Peru (E slope) and NW Bolivia (E slope in La Paz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!