P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1871,
Sierra Nevada of Mérida, Venezuela.
Forms a monophyletic clade with M. melanocephalus and M. ornatus (with M. chrysops). Although range is virtually continuous with that of latter, the two are separated by Táchira Valley and contact therefore unlikely; no hybrid or intermediate individuals recorded. Monotypic.
Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida and Táchira).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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