French: Pluvier de la puna German: Punaregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo andino
Berlepsch and Stolzmann
Ingapirca, Junín, Peru
Puna zone of high Andes, from C Peru (Junín) through NE Chile (to Atacama) and W Bolivia to NW Argentina (Catamarca).
16·5–17·5 cm; 41–49 g. Compact plover with ‘neckless’ appearance; black legs and bill, white face; large white forehead demarcated by... read more
Rather silent. Most-frequently heard call a short, emphatic “pit”. When excited, such notes are... read more
High-plateau regions with wide expanses of rather firm clay or mud; partly flooded, strongly grazed... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available, but food includes small crustaceans. Outside breeding season usually feeds in loose parties.
Lays mainly Sept–Oct, rarely Jan (Argentina). Solitary. Nest situated on short, matted grass. Clutch 2–4 eggs, colour sandy... read more
Probably mainly sedentary, but at least part of population regularly descends to Pacific coast,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No population estimates available; rather common in S & C parts of range, e.g. on S shores of L Titicaca.
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