Until recently was considered a variant immature plumage of L. cayanensis, but specimens of both adult and immature individuals collected in Alagoas (NE Brazil) fit type description; furthermore, recent detailed morphological analysis supports treatment of forbesi as a valid species#R. Despite some confusion caused by continued publishing of reports of L. cayanensis from Pernambuco and Alagoas#R, there is no certain evidence that the two occur sympatrically. Monotypic.
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