French: Thinocore de d’Orbigny German: Graubrust-Höhenläufer Spanish: Agachona mediana
Tinochorus [sic] Orbignyianus
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Lesson
Subspecies and Distribution
T. o. ingae
Tschudi, 1843 –
Andes from N Peru (Cajamarca) through W Bolivia to N Chile (Tarapacá) and NW Argentina (S to Catamarca and apparently Mendoza)#R.
T. o. orbignyianus
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & Lesson, 1831 – Andes from NC Chile (Antofagasta) and NW Argentina (La Rioja) S to Tierra del Fuego.
19–24 cm; 96–140 g. Cryptically coloured, with upperparts scalloped and vermiculated cinnamon-buff. In flight, shows narrow white wingbar above, broad white... read more
Song described as a repetitive, dove-like “coocoop...coocoop...coocoop...” given at the... read more
Puna grassland, sometimes on bunch-grass steppe, but most frequent in areas with low and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly buds and leaf tips of herbs and succulent plants. No further information available. Usually found in pairs or small (presumably... read more
Eggs in Oct–Nov, but also at other times of year, e.g. Jan–Feb. Breeds in solitary pairs. Nest is placed in grass or clump of... read more
Poorly known. Most populations may show seasonal altitudinal shifts, when may move down close to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common throughout range, even in quite heavily overgrazed highlands. Much of habitat is at high altitude where, being... read more
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