Mt Tina, Province of Azua, Dominican Republic.
Like most of congeners, formerly placed in genus Oreopeleia. Formerly treated as conspecific with G. caniceps, but now normally split#R, based on present species having bold white vs greyish-white forehead (3); dull darkish grey vs mid-grey rest of crown and head-sides (1); glossy purple of mantle extending much further onto the breast-sides in most specimens (variable character; 1); rather richer rufous in wings (ns); song described as different#R—”a prolonged coo-o-o’ in place of ‘a continuous, low uup-uup-uup-uup without pauses” (this latter confirmed by a single recording) (2); shorter tail in male#R, effect size 1.18 (1). Probably also close to G. versicolor, with which shares chestnut underwing and lack of black head markings. Monotypic.
Dominican Republic (Cordillera Central, Sierra de Baoruco and Sierra de Neiba, but may have been extirpated from the last). Probable historical records in Haiti (Morne La Selle).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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