mountains near Cuenca, 12,000 feet [c. 3660 m], Ecuador.
Thought to be closely related to M. williami, M. odomae, M. theresiae, M. eupogon and M. aeneocauda; recently recorded as occurring sympatrically with M. williami atrigularis at R Mazán in Azuay (S Ecuador), although altitudinally segregated, occurring at higher elevations. Formerly considered conspecific with M. eupogon, but differences in coloration support separate species status. Monotypic.
SC Ecuador on both slopes of Cajas Plateau W of Cuenca (Azuay and Cañar)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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