P. L. Sclater, 1853,
Until recently was considered conspecific with M. momota (and M. coeruliceps, M. lessonii, M. bahamensis and M. aequatorialis), but differs from M. coeruliceps and M. aequatorialis in characters given under those species, and from the other species in its distinctive single-note call (3), clay-coloured admixture in blue of medial anterior diadem along with silvery-turquoise (vs purer sky-blue) (2), anterior portion of diadem broader than posterior portion (situation reversed or equal value in lessonii and momota) (1), breast greener than abdomen (2), and smaller size (at least 1)#R. Populations of E Panama and NW Colombia, described as race reconditus, now included in conexus; both of aforementioned taxa, and also olivaresi, sometimes synonymized with nominate#R. Six subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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