French: Picotelle à gorge blanche German: Kleiberbaumspäher Spanish: Picolezna comesebo
P. P. King
no locality = presumably Strait of Magellan, Chile
C & S Chile (from Santiago) and W Argentina (from W Neuquén) S to Tierra del Fuego.
15–16 cm; 20–27 g. Distinctive, reminiscent of a nuthatch (Sitta) in plumage and shape, with ventral pattern unlike that of any other furnariid. Has... read more
Contact call described as loud, agitated, metallic “kik-ik”, “tsi-dik” or “tsik”, often repeated... read more
Tall, humid to semi-humid forest dominated by Nothofagus; sea-level to 1200 m.
Food and feeding
Arthropods; adult and larval Coleoptera recorded. Forages sometimes to usually singly, regularly to usually in mixed-species flocks with... read more
Season presumably during austral spring-summer; eggs in Nov–Dec and nestlings in Dec. Presumably monogamous. Nest-hole excavated in... read more
Mainly resident; some wandering in non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in a number of protected areas in Chile, including Vicente Pérez Rosales, Puyehué, Nahuelbuta and Cerro La... read more
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