French: Chilia rougequeue German: Schwarzschwanz-Erdhacker Spanish: Bandurrita patagona
Port Desire, San Julián and Santa Cruz, east coast of Patagonia, Argentina
SW Argentina (Neuquén and Río Negro S to Santa Cruz) and extreme S Chile (NE Magallanes)#R.
16–17 cm; 28–34 g. Small earthcreeper with thin, straight, medium-length bill. Has white supercilium, dark eyestripe, more rufescent auriculars; crown and upper... read more
Song a fast dry trill that sometimes ends with separate sharp “ti” notes; alarm a... read more
Arid lowland scrub and temperate grassland, to 1200 m. Inhabits sparsely vegetated plains, plateaux... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Usually forages solitarily. Probes and gleans for food items in ground, grass clumps, cushion-plants, also in rock crevices. read more
Breeds during austral summer; eggs recorded in Sept and nestlings in Jan. Presumably monogamous. Nest a large oval mass (c. 55 × 30 cm) of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Habitat within its range appears to be reasonably secure, with overgrazing probably the only form of anthropogenic... read more
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