French: Cacholote à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlcachalote Spanish: Cacholote pardo
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
mouth of Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. ochroleuca
Olrog, 1959 – Andean foothills and valleys in N & C Argentina (W Salta S to San Juan and La Rioja).
P. g. gutturalis
(d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838) – lowlands and foothills of C Argentina (Mendoza, La Pampa and S Buenos Aires S to NE Santa Cruz).
22–23 cm; 63–79 g. Large, dull furnariid with conspicuous white throat. Has white eyering, supraloral area and lores; rest of face, crown and upperparts nearly... read more
Song perhaps the loudest in family, reportedly audible at nearly 2 km, cacophonous explosion of... read more
Arid lowland scrub, including areas with sparse bushes (e.g. Schinopsis marginata) in... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages usually in pairs, but also frequently in small groups (possibly family parties). Mostly terrestrial. Gleans, probes and... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Nov and Feb, and nestlings in Nov–Dec. Presumably monogamous. Nest a roughly spherical... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Evidently tolerant of fairly extensive anthropogenic habitat disturbance.
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