French: Attagis de Gay German: Rotbauch-Höhenläufer Spanish: Agachona grande
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Lesson
Subspecies and Distribution
A. g. latreillii
Lesson, 1831 – Ecuadorian Seedsnipe – NC Ecuador (Pichincha to NW Morona-Santiago).
A. g. simonsi
C. Chubb, 1918 – C Peru (Lima, Huánuco) through N Chile (Tarapacá) and W Bolivia to NW Argentina (Jujuy).
A. g. gayi
I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & Lesson, 1831 – Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe – Andes of Chile and Argentina, from Antofagasta and Salta S to Tierra del Fuego.
27–30 cm; 283–403 g. Cryptically coloured, intricately mottled rufous-brown, dorsal feathers with concentric dusky lines giving scalloped effect, underparts pale... read more
Considered to be most vocal in flight, when may call continuously, but also sometimes when running... read more
Rocky slopes, scree, and other bleak alpine terrain in Andeas. Often stays close to snow-line, but... read more
Food and feeding
Fragments of thorny and succulent plants recorded. No further information available.
Egg-laying in Sept–Oct in Chile and in Dec in NW Argentina; young found in Oct and early Nov in Ecuador. Monogamous and solitary.... read more
Apparently moves only on a very local scale. Rarely flushes, but when does so may fly far and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status of species poorly known because of its harsh and inaccessible habitat. Generally fairly common within its narrow altitudinal... read more
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