Present species has occasionally been separated in genus Lepidolarynx on basis of tail and bill morphology; details of these characters, however, vary in a continuum from H. constantii and H. longirostris to H. furcifer, present species occupying an intermediate position, and treatment of all four as congeners now generally considered more appropriate. Monotypic.
E Brazil from Pernambuco through Bahia, Goiás and Minas Gerais to São Paulo; recorded also in extreme NE Argentina (Misiones)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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