French: Rara du Pérou German: Graubrust-Pflanzenmäher Spanish: Cortarramas peruano
Coastal NW Peru (Tumbes very locally S to Ancash).
18·5 cm; 36–44 g. Distinctive, with short but expressive crest, pale eyes, short, conical bill with finely serrated edges. Male has cinnamon-rufous spot above... read more
Call “errrrrrr”, repeated several times, with notes shortening and falling in pitch,... read more
Sparse desert scrub and mostly barren coastal dunes, with large bushes openly dispersed, from sea-... read more
Food and feeding
Herbivore; feeds on buds, shoots and leaves of Prosopis and other trees and shrubs, also some fruit. Forages in pairs or small... read more
Specimens of two males with active gonads and of laying female in Mar, male with slightly enlarged testes in Apr, and three specimens with... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Range very small and severely fragmented, with records from only eight locations since late 1990s, and... read more
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