French: Pipit correndera German: Correnderapieper Spanish: Bisbita correndera
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. calcaratus
Taczanowski, 1875 – mountains of C & S Peru.
A. c. catamarcae
Hellmayr, 1921 – N Chile (E Antofagasta), SW Bolivia and NW Argentina (Catamarca).
A. c. correndera
Vieillot, 1818 – S Paraguay, N Argentina, Uruguay and extreme SE Brazil (Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul).
A. c. chilensis
(Lesson, 1839) – Chile (S from Atacama) and S Argentina S to Tierra del Fuego.
A. c. grayi
Bonaparte, 1850 – Falkland Is.
14–16 cm; 15–26·5 g (grayi), two males 20·2 g and 20·3 g (correndera). Small, well-marked pipit with long bill and... read more
Song, in flight or sometimes from perch, a repetition of simple phrases, e.g. “glishaw-... read more
In N (nominate race and calcaratus), puna grassland on arid plateaux, also... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Adult and larval insects and other invertebrates, probably also seeds. Chicks fed with small worms and lepidopterans in... read more
Jun–Dec; possibly throughout year in C Peru (Junín); late Sept to Dec in Falklands; often two broods. In song flight, male... read more
Resident and partial migrant. Some in C & S parts of range (chilensis) remain in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common and widespread throughout range; very numerous on the pampas of Buenos Aires (E Argentina). Common in Falkland Is (... read more
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