Formerly considered a subspecies of O. vetula. Probably closest to O. guttata (and forms traditionally lumped with it), O. motmot and O. superciliaris. In N, range meets those of O. poliocephala and O. vetula, perhaps with slight overlap; no cases of hybridization known. Isolated population of nominate O. vetula in NW Costa Rica (Guanacaste) sometimes assigned to present species, but in plumage coloration and voice is closer to O. vetula than to O. leucogastra#R#R, and may represent an undescribed race of former. Monotypic.
Extreme SW Mexico (SE Chiapas), S Guatemala, El Salvador, S Honduras and NW Nicaragua.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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