French: Pipit ocré German: Ockerbrustpieper Spanish: Bisbita ocre
P. L. Sclater
Rio Verde, São Paulo, Brazil
S Paraguay (S from Paraguarí), NE Argentina (Corrientes), N & C Uruguay#R, and SE Brazil (Minas Gerais S to Rio Grande do Sul).
13·5–15 cm. Rather small pipit with distinctive plumage. Has yellow-buff supercilium streaked black, black spot on cheek, thin dark moustachial stripe; blackish-... read more
Song, in flight, complex and musical series of notes ending in slurred “eeeeeeeur”,... read more
Dry pastures and fields and rolling campo grassland, to 900 m. Has been recorded in... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Small invertebrates; one stomach contained only insects. Forages on the ground, picking food items.
Nest with eggs in Oct; gonadal condition of specimens and recorded song period suggest breeding probably in Sept–Jan. In aerial... read more
Not well known; studies in SE Brazil (São Paulo) suggest that it is semi-nomadic in response... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Scarce and very local. Formerly considered Endangered, but recently found to be more widespread and somewhat less rare than was thought. In Paraguay, surveys... read more
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