Hocking et al., 2002,
Rio Santiago, Puerto Galilea, Depto Amazonas, 800 ft [ = c. 250 m], c. 03°45’ S, 77°45’ W, Peru.
Part of the P. picta–leucotis complex (see P. picta, above). Some authors include this form within P. roseifrons (which is seemingly parapatric or sympatric with race dilutissima), but it differs in its blue forehead and frontal supercilium and dark brown crown vs bright red forehead to mid-crown (3), grey vs white cere and periorbital skin (3), differently shaped and distributed breast markings (2); differs from P. parvifrons (which is seemingly parapatric on S edge of range of nominate of present species) in its strong blue forehead and frontal supercilium vs none (3), paler, more conspicuous ear-coverts (2), bolder and more extensive dark-and-white chevrons on breast markings (2), greyer-brown crown (ns). Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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