French: Géositte à bec épais German: Dickschnabel-Erdhacker Spanish: Minero picogrueso
P. L. Sclater, 1866,
Closest to G. poeciloptera and G. rufipennis#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. crassirostris
P. L. Sclater, 1866 – coastal hills of W Peru (Lima).
G. c. fortis
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1901 – Andes of SW Peru (Lima S to Arequipa).
16–18 cm; 49–54 g. Large miner with large, thick, long bill, conspicuous rufous and black patch in wing. Has whitish supercilium, dark grey-brown crown with... read more
Song a series of c. 10 wheezy notes, rising and then falling in pitch, lasting c. 5 seconds. Flight... read more
Arid montane scrub; brushy ravines adjacent to arid, rocky slopes with scattered shrubs and cacti,... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and some seeds, gleaned and excavated from ground. Solitary or in pairs.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Peru-Chile Pacific Slope EBA. Uncommon. Habitat occupied appears reasonably safe from anthropogenic disturbances... read more
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