French: Vanneau des Andes German: Andenkiebitz Spanish: Avefría andina
Andes of Peru
Andes from SW Colombia (Cauca) to N Chile (Antofagasta) and NW Argentina (Catamarca).
c. 33 cm; 193–230 g. Creamy-grey head with dark brownish-grey eye-patch, bronzy-green upperparts, purple patch on wing-coverts, and dark grey breast ending in sharp... read more
Generally noisy. Occasionally given is a soft querulous “cow” note with a tern-like quality,... read more
Breeds in open grassy areas, shore meadows, open parts of marshes, rushy pasture and boggy terrain... read more
Food and feeding
No information available.
Eggs found mainly Oct–Dec, occasionally Jan or Feb. One nest on barren ground was lined with plant material, a depression in the... read more
Essentially resident, with only altitudinal migration, birds descending slopes during austral... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No population estimates available. Locally very common at 3000–4500 m, but also rather localized, e.g. in Ecuador. Occupation... read more
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