French: Oedicnème du Pérou German: Peruanertriel Spanish: Alcaraván peruano
Oedicnenus [sic] superciliaris
coast of Peru
Pacific coast from extreme S Ecuador to extreme N Chile (Lluta and Azapa Valleys).
38–43 cm; one female 480 g. Fairly large thick-knee, with long neck and legs. Smaller and greyer than B. bistriatus, with which shares white supercilium with... read more
Mainly vocal in twilight and at night. Display calls, often given during nocturnal flight display,... read more
Typically found in dry agricultural land with open aspect, semi-desert and dry grassland; also in... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually nothing known. Species presumed to take small animals, such as insects and small lizards. Feed after dusk; terrestrial. Uses... read more
Little known. Probably solitary, but, where common, small aggregations are likely to occur during breeding season. One nest found in Jun... read more
Sedentary. Single records from modern-day N Chile in 1851 and 1971 were previously considered to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very limited range, so total numbers are likely to be relatively small, but species may be fairly frequent in N of range. Species was... read more
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