There are five recognized subspecies (Isler and Isler 1987, Clements et al. 2010).
-T. p. punctata - See Detailed Description. Occurs in southern Venezuela in Bolívar and Amazonas, the Guianas, and Brazil north of the Amazon from the Rio Negro east to Amapa, and south of the Amazon in Para (Isler and Isler 1987).
-T. p. zamorae - Larger than T. p. punctata. Primary-coverts and primaries are fringed with green (Restall et al. 2007). Occurs in tropical eastern Ecuador and northern Peru.
-T. p. perenensis - About the same size as C. p. zamorae, but has whiter underparts with less yellow on the sides of its nape, breast, and sides of its breast (Hellmayr 1936). It has a darker surface on its dorsal side with less yellowish green (Hellmayr 1936). It is generally similar to C. p. punctulata, but more coarsely spotted above and has dusky streaks on flanks as well as under tail coverts (Hellmayr 1936). Occurs in tropical and subtropical eastern Peru (Chanchamayo region).
-T. p. annectens - Occurs in subtropical southeastern Peru. Intermediate in plumage between and T. p. perenensis and T. p. punctulata, with more sharply limited spots than perenensis, but less sharply limited spots than punctulata (Nørgaard-Olesen 1973).
-T. p. punctulata - Occurs in northern Bolivia in La Paz and Cochabamba. Plumage: upperparts are grass-green and underparts white, both spotted black. Center of belly pure white, vent yellowish, and edge of flight feathers are yellow-green (Nørgaard-Olesen 1973).