Hitherto treated as conspecific with F. xanthopterygius, or sometimes as race of F. passerinus#R, or considered possibly a race of F. cyanopygius#R; differs from xanthopterygius, however, in pale turquoise vs rich blue rump and wing-coverts of male (3); dark blue vs rich blue underwing-coverts of male (2); yellow forehead and lores of female (2). Original description also included spelling “spengleri”, on plate; present spelling selected by First Reviser#R#R. Monotypic.
N Colombia from Sucre across lower Magdalena Valley to W & S base of Santa Marta Mts.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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