French: Pluvier des Andes German: Diademregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo cordillerano
Other common names:
Leptopus (Leptodactylus) Mitchellii
Chile, probably in the province of Colchagua
Andes from NC Peru (Junín) through N Chile and W Bolivia to SC Chile (Maule) and SC Argentina (Neuquén).
16·5–19 cm; 28–46 g. Very distinctive small, compact plover with long, thin, slightly dropping bill, recalling those of Calidris; black head with... read more
Adults give a clipped “pic” or “bic”, and “pic-pic” call while foraging and in flight; members of a... read more
Puna zone, on waterlogged mossy tundra and bogs with matted cushion-plant vegetation,... read more
Food and feeding
No information available on diet. Feeds in hidden spots, in eroded holes and creeks in bogs. Probes vertically with bill, and also picks... read more
Breeds in puna zone of high Andes, nesting at low densities. Lays Oct–Dec in Chile, Jan in Bolivia. Nest with two eggs... read more
In southernmost parts of range, birds from highest ground descend to lower altitudes in Mar, after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Very poorly known. Population size estimated to number fewer than 10,000 individuals. Uncommonly recorded, but... read more
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