French: Moqueur de Patagonie German: Patagonienspottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte patagón
no locality = banks of Río Negro, Patagonia
NW, C & S Argentina and S Chile (Aisén, Magallanes) S to Strait of Magellan; casual in Tierra del Fuego. Non-breeding also farther NE to Santa Fe and Entre Ríos (Argentina).
22–25 cm; male 44·4–61·8g, female 43·8–65·4 g. A smaller, shorter-tailed version of M. saturninus. Has brown crown,... read more
Song, from exposed perch or within vegetation, a warbling series of varied notes and phrases, said... read more
Low and open desert shrublands, from scrubby Larrea in N part of range, and Geoffroyia... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insectivorous during breeding; also takes fruits and berries (e.g. Berberis) outside breeding season. Feeds largely on... read more
Breeds Jan in N Argentina (Tucumán) and Oct–Dec in S Chile. Monogamous; consorts in family groups beyond breeding season.... read more
Resident in N. Migratory in S Argentina and Chile; absent from Patagonian breeding grounds Apr... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relatively common throughout most of range; not common in Chile, but tends to keep to thick cover there and possibly overlooked. No known threats to... read more
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