French: Cacholote brun German: Brauncachalote Spanish: Cacholote castaño
Guanacos, 700 m, c. 32 km ESE of Cabezas, Cordillera, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. lophotes
(Reichenbach, 1853) – S Bolivia (S Santa Cruz, E Tarija) and W Paraguay.
P. l. argentina
Parkes, 1960 – N & C Argentina (Salta and Corrientes S to Mendoza, La Pampa, Río Negro and Buenos Aires), extreme SE Brazil (W Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay.
24–26 cm; 63–79 g. One of the largest furnariids, somewhat resembling a jay (Corvidae). Has rather uniform dull dark rufous face; forehead dull dark reddish-brown... read more
Song, usually as duet, a long, loud series of variably cacophonous, grating, coarse notes that... read more
Tropical deciduous forest, gallery forest edge, second-growth scrub; Chaco woodland and scrub, ... read more
Food and feeding
Reported dietary items are Coleoptera (including families Curculionidae, Scarabaeidae, Chrysomelidae, Carabidae), larval insects, large... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs from late Sept to Feb, mean initiation date in W Argentina 19th Nov. Monogamous; probably pairs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common throughout range. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Chancaní Natural Reserve, in Argentina.
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