French: Dormilon de Junin German: Braunscheitel-Grundtyrann Spanish: Dormilona puneña
C & S Peru (Ancash S to Tacna and Puno), N Chile (Tarapacá), SW Bolivia (La Paz S to Potosí) and NW Argentina (S to W Tucumán).
16·5 cm. Has white supraloral, faint pale supercilium and broken eyering; most of crown tinged dull cinnamon (but lacks distinct coronal patch); upperparts pale... read more
Song unknown. Call is a soft high-pitched "peep" repeated at intervals.
Hillsides and puna grassland and grassy steppes, most often close to rock outcroppings,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of insects. Mainly terrestrial, making short runs and hops, then stopping suddenly and standing erect; less frequently,... read more
Little known. Eggs in Oct in Chile, and juvenile in Jan in Bolivia (Potosí). Nest apparently placed in crevice between rocks. No other... read more
Resident; some altitudinal displacement during harsh weather.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to common. Occurs in e.g. Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, in Peru, Sajama and Eduardo Avaroa National Parks, in Bolivia,... read more
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