P. L. Sclater, 1851,
Río Negro; error = west Ecuador.
See T. chrysotis. Hitherto treated as conspecific with T. parzudakii, but differs in its flame-orange crown with dark scales on nape vs forecrown red, rest of crown yellow (3); pale green of breast rising up behind black ear-covert patch as neck side collar vs yellow of crown continuing down to cover this area and meet the breast colour behind the ear-covert patch (2); moustachial area bright pale greenish-yellow shading to orange below the eye vs red (3); breast, scapulars and rump glittering pale green vs very pale bluish-green (ns); belly slightly richer pale brown (ns); smaller size (effect size for tail –4.2, score 2). Monotypic.
Pacific slope of W Andes from Colombia (S from Risaralda) S to W slope in Ecuador (S to El Oro).