Hitherto treated as conspecific with R. rufifrons and usually R. kubaryi, but differs from latter in characters given under that species and from former in its white vs rufous frontal supercilium, the white extending onto forecrown (3); black vs white chin and upper throat (3); dull rusty (at best) vs bright rufous back to uppertail (3) except vs neighbouring R. r. agilis, which is decidedly shorter-tailed (at least 1); and unique song, with emphatic staccato high-pitched notes (3), although song of R. r. agilis not known#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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