French: Gaucho argentin German: Weißbrauen-Hakentyrann Spanish: Gaucho gris
Port Desire, Patagonia, Argentina.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. andecola
(d’Orbigny, 1840) – temperate zone of S Peru (Puno), Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí), N Chile (Tarapacá) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán).
A. m. micropterus
Gould, 1839 – Andes of C & S Argentina (Mendoza, La Pampa and S Buenos Aires S to Santa Cruz); S breeders migrate N to S Bolivia, SW Paraguay and S Uruguay.
23–24·5 cm. Male nominate race has crown grey-brown, supercilium whitish, ear-coverts tinged rufous; generally grey-brown above, wing-coverts pale greyish, flight-... read more
Usually silent; male pursuing another gives high-pitched petulant calls; also high-pitched whistle... read more
Open shrubby steppes (with Baccharis), hillsides, and puna grassland with some... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, small mammals, lizards, frogs, and eggs or nestlings of other birds. Perches conspicuously on rocks or in bushtops;... read more
Eggs in Jan in Chile (Tarapacá); nests found in Sept and Oct and eggs and begging fledgling in Dec in Argentina. Male has aerial display.... read more
Resident in N (andecola). S population (nominate) migrates N in austral winter (at least... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon, locally fairly common. Fairly common in N Chile (Collacagua Valley and around San Pedro de Atacama), but... read more
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