French: Géositte à bec court German: Feuerland-Erdhacker Spanish: Minero austral
Tierra del Fuego
S Argentina (S Santa Cruz S to N Tierra del Fuego) and S Chile (Magallanes); in non-breeding season W & S Argentina (N to Mendoza).
15–16 cm; 34–40 g. Moderate-sized miner with relatively short bill, and no prominent wing markings. Has pale supercilium, dark line behind eye; dull greyish-brown... read more
A series of doubled notes, “weetuk-weetuk-weetuk-weetuk-weetuk”; flight call a shrill... read more
Southern temperate grassland; barren plains with sparse grassland, scattered shrubs; also in sandy... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and seeds, gleaned from ground. Forages solitarily or in pairs.
Breeds in austral summer; nests with eggs in Nov and young in Jan in S Chile. Presumably monogamous. Nest at end of tunnel 0·5–1·5 m... read more
Mainly resident, e.g. present on Tierra del Fuego all year round. In Argentina, some post-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Southern Patagonia EBA. Abundant to fairly common. Habitat occupied appears to be reasonably safe from... read more
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