French: Dormilon à ventre roux German: Zimtbauch-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona canela
foot of Sierra de Mendoza, Argentina
Extreme S Chile (Magallanes) and S Argentina (Santa Cruz); migrates N along Andes as far as S Peru (Puno).
16·5–18 cm. Has black forehead, bright rufous-chestnut mid-crown and hindcrown (pattern usually conspicuous in field); nape and back dusky grey or brownish-grey, wings... read more
High-pitched “wee tee, wee tee tee” and “wee tee tee tee”, also longer “weetee weetee weeteewee wee... read more
Occurs in rolling hills with scattered bushes and sparse grass, often adjacent to rocky outcrops... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Mainly terrestrial, making short runs and hops after prey, stopping suddenly and standing erect; less frequently, sallies from the... read more
Little known. Sept–Mar; eggs in Nov–Dec; nests found in Oct, Nov and Jan in Tierra del Fuego. During aerial display flies up,... read more
Migratory; spends austral winter (Apr–Oct) mainly in Peru (N to Arequipa), rarely in W... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Breeds in Laguna Blanca National Park, in Argentina, and Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile. Earlier... read more
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