Usually considered conspecific with P. bitorquatus, but differs on account of all-black vs white-based black lower mandible (3) and brown vs red eye (2); also narrow hybrid zone(s) with P. b. reichenowi in upper reaches of R Tapajós, e.g. in SW Pará (Cururu Valley of upper R Tapajós) and N Mato Grosso (2). Monotypic.
NC Brazil S of Amazon, between R Madeira and R Tapajós, S to Rondônia, Bolivia (E Beni, NE Santa Cruz), thence E to C Mato Grosso (R Paraguay drainage, and E almost to R Xingu).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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