French: Pipit à plastron German: Weißbauchpieper Spanish: Bisbita piquicorto
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Carmen, Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. brevirostris
Taczanowski, 1875 – C Peru S to W Bolivia and NW Argentina (Jujuy).
A. f. furcatus
d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1837 – lowlands of Argentina (Tucumán S to N Chubut) E to extreme SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay.
14–14·5 cm; 20 g. Smallish, streaked pipit with relatively short, deep-based bill. Has whitish eyering and supercilium, prominent black malar stripe; above,... read more
Song, uttered incessantly in flight, is musical and repetitive, “gleeeeeeeu-teedeleh-... read more
Short grass by lakes, in pastures, and on rolling hills with mix of bunch-grass and short grass in... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects and other invertebrates, probably also seeds; no details available. Forages while walking on the ground, as other pipits;... read more
Few data. Male in nuptial flight hovers at 60–80 m in air for 10–30 minutes or more, diving during each song bout, rarely... read more
Poorly known. May undertake some local movements, as it forms flocks outside breeding season;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status uncertain; described variously as fairly common and as uncommon to locally common. In Argentina, reportedly most numerous in Patagonian... read more
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