P. L. Sclater, 1871,
Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with E. meloryphus, but differs in its pale rufous forecrown, lores, area around eyes and ear-coverts, with coronal patch the same colour vs coronal patch darker, more chestnutty, and rest of head olive-green (3); wingbars considerably stronger (2); bill slightly longer (effect size for males 2.25, score 2), wing and tail shorter (effect size for male tails –3.24, score 2); presumed song a series of short staccato scratchy notes followed by a few longer burry notes vs high-paced rattle rising in pitch and amplitude followed by some tinkling notes, thus many fewer notes (at least 1) and slower speed (at least 3). Monotypic.
W & SE Ecuador (S from Esmeraldas, including coastal islands, also S Zamora-Chinchipe) and W & N Peru (Tumbes S to Lima, also arid Marañón Valley in Cajamarca, Amazonas and La Libertad).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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