“the country south of the Bay of Honduras”; error = north Venezuela.
Has in the past been placed in separate genus, variously Richmondena and Pyrrhuloxia. Relationship of this species and C. cardinalis to C. sinuatus the subject of varying opinions, but molecular work suggests present species and last-named are sister#R. Race robinsoni was proposed for birds of Margarita I, but all claimed differences fall within range of variation of mainland birds, except perhaps the normally shorter crest. Monotypic.
Extreme N Colombia (Guajira Peninsula) and N Venezuela (NW Zulia E through Falcón to SE Lara; NE Anzoátegui E to Sucre, including Margarita I).
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Status and conservation
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