French: Tourco à gorge blanche German: Weißkehltapaculo Spanish: Tapaculo gorjiblanco
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. a. atacamae
Hellmayr, 1924 – N Chile in SW Antofagasta (Quebrada Paposa), and from Atacama S to N Coquimbo.
S. a. albicollis
(Kittlitz, 1830) – C Chile from Coquimbo S to Maule (Curicó).
19 cm. Adult has forehead vinaceous cinnamon, turning grey-brown on rest of upperparts; distinct white supercilium, blackish lores and auriculars; rump brownish, sometimes (... read more
Song loud and resonant, a series 2·5 seconds long of 9–10 barking “ooer”... read more
Dense matorral. Usually on the ground, but sings from low perch. Sea-level to 1600 m, mostly below... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Mainly terrestrial, foraging under dense cover.
Lays in Sept–Oct. Nest an open cup of soft grass, placed in a cavity at the end of a tunnel 1–2 m long; sometimes digs own... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Chile EBA. Uncommon to fairly common. Only a small portion of its range has protected status, but it... read more
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