French: Upucerthie striée German: Streifenerdhacker Spanish: Bandurrita estriada
Junín and Acancocha, Peru.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. serrana
(Taczanowski, 1875) – Andes of N & C Peru (Cajamarca S to Lima and Junín).
G. s. huancavelicae
(Morrison, 1938) – Andes of S Peru (Huancavelica).
19–20 cm; 44–52 g. Large, dark earthcreeper, darkest in genus, with strongly decurved bill. Has whitish supercilium, black eyestripe, face grizzled dark brownish... read more
Song a harsh trill introduced by 3 separate notes.
Arid montane scrub and Polylepis woodland on rocky, shrubby slopes; present at elevations... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Usually forages solitarily. Probes in and gleans from ground, and flakes leaf litter; occasionally probes bark low in ... read more
Nestlings in Oct. Presumably monogamous. One nest found, at end of tunnel c. 35 cm long, presumably excavated by the birds themselves, in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian High Andes EBA. Uncommon. Has fairly small geographical range, but habitat occupied is reasonably... read more
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