Ornysmia [sic] Lindenii
State of Mérida, Venezuela.
Hitherto considered one of four subspecies in O. guerinii, although HBW noted possible treatment as four separate species. Uniquely possesses all-white beard, apart from a few tiny green droplet-shaped spots on chin and throat (3); blackish crown sides (ns); darkish brown underparts with relatively little pale scaling (1); no white in tail except white shaft streaks on all but central pair (3); longer crest than other taxa (effect size vs cyanolaemus 4.23, vs guerinii 3.086; score 2); and longer wings than other taxa (effect size vs next longest cyanolaemus 1.39; score 1)#R. Monotypic.
Andes of NW Venezuela (Mérida, Trujillo).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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