French: Géositte à ailes sombres German: Zimthals-Erdhacker Spanish: Minero alioscuro
Other common names: Black-winged Miner
See G. maritima. Monotypic.
Andes of C Peru (Pasco, Junín, Lima, Huancavelica).
15–16 cm; 31–35 g. Large miner with medium-length bill, no conspicuous wing pattern. Has indistinct cinnamon-buff supercilium and side of neck, slightly darker... read more
Song not described; flight call “titititi”, “tir-tir-tir” or “cheerp... read more
Puna grassland; on sparsely vegetated grassy or rocky slopes in puna; mostly at... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and occasionally seeds, gleaned from ground. Forages solitarily or in pairs.
Virtually no data available. Breeding presumably during austral summer; fledglings in Dec. One recorded in early Dec collecting wool as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Junín Puna EBA. Fairly common within its limited range. Most of the habitat occupied by this species is... read more
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