Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1894,
La Merced, 2600 feet [c. 790 m], Junín, central Peru.
Sometimes considered conspecific with M. auricularis, but differs in its white vs yellow belly (3); pale grey vs olive-green flanks (3); lighter streaking on throat and breast and greatly reduced blackish post-auricular mark (3); paler, greyer crown (ns); more extensive yellow fringes to remiges (ns); and paler red around the eyes (ns). Monotypic.
Locally at base of E slope of Andes in S Ecuador (SE Zamora-Chinchipe)#R, C & E Peru (San Martín, Huánuco, Pasco, Junín, Ayacucho, E Puno) and N Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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