Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Bolivian Earthcreeper (Tarphonomus harterti)


Taxonomy

French: Upucerthie de Bolivie German: Blassbauch-Erdhacker Spanish: Bandurrita boliviana
Taxonomy:

Upucerthia harterti

Berlepsch

, 1892,

Trigal and Valle Grande, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

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In past, sometimes considered conspecific with T. certhioides. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of Bolivia (S La Paz S to W Tarija) and N Argentina (Salta).

Descriptive notes

16 cm; 22–26 g. Small earthcreeper with long, very slightly decurved bill. Has broad buff supercilium extending to forehead, with mostly dark brownish, grizzled loral... read more

Voice

Song a series of 7–15 loud, dry, clear, penetrating “zeet” notes that increase in... read more

Habitat

Arid montane scrub at 1430–3000 m; inhabits slopes with dense scrub and low deciduous... read more

Food and feeding

Arthropods; recorded dietary items are tiny molluscs. Usually solitary. Food gleaned from and extracted from ground and rock crevices.

Breeding

No information. Presumed to breed during austral summer.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in High Andes of Bolivia and Argentina EBA. Uncommon. Habitat subject to overgrazing and clearance for firewood... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Bolivian Earthcreeper (Tarphonomus harterti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56374 on 21 July 2019).