French: Géositte à bec grêle German: Dünnschnabel-Erdhacker Spanish: Minero picudo
no locality = Sicasica, La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. t. kalimayae
Krabbe, 1992 – Andes of C Ecuador (Cotopaxi).
G. t. tenuirostris
(Lafresnaye, 1836) – Andes of Peru (Cajamarca S to Arequipa in W, and S from Huánuco on E slope), Bolivia and NW Argentina (S to Tucumán; one record La Rioja).
16–18 cm; 32–38 g. Large miner with long, decurved bill. Has dull buffy whitish supercilium, vague dark brownish postocular band and poorly defined moustachial... read more
Song given in flight, sometimes continued on ground, a repetitive series of “jit” or... read more
Puna grassland and scrub, sloping or flat, also pastures and agricultural land; often near... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items are Coleoptera, Lepidoptera larvae, spiders, and springtails (Collembola). Solitary or in pairs. Gleans and probes... read more
Season generally during austral summer, but little information available; eggs in Dec, in Argentina. Presumably monogamous. Male performs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common, including in lightly farmed areas. No obvious threats.
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