French: Tourco huppé German: Schopfbürzelstelzer Spanish: Gallito copetón
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1832,
banks of the Río Negro in Patagonia, southern Argentina.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. l. saturata
Brodkorb, 1939 – SE Bolivia and W Paraguay.
R. l. lanceolata
(I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1832) – N & C Argentina S to N Río Negro and S Buenos Aires.
21 cm; male 59–63·5 g, female 51·5–64 g. Adult has crown, sides of head and nape cinnamon, streaked white, feathers of crown elongated and forming... read more
Song, given only during breeding season, especially in early morning, a loud, resonant “... read more
Dense thorny parts of open brush and undergrowth in Chaco woodland. Mostly terrestrial; sings from... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on arthropods. Walks or runs along the ground, or hops through low branches.
Lays in Sept–Dec, in some years also in Jan. Nest is a bulky, untidy, globular structure, primarily constructed of grass but also of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; although elusive for most of year, sometimes fairly bold during breeding season when singing. Occurs in several... read more
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