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Band-tailed Earthcreeper

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Photo by Fritz73Las Lajas, Neuquen, Argentina, 2004
Photo by Fritz73
Las Lajas, Neuquen, Argentina, 2004
Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus

Eremobius phoenicurus[2][3]

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[edit] Identification

18cm

  • Dull olive-brown back
  • Lighter brown-streaked belly
  • White throat
  • Rufous on the margins of blackish tail
  • Whitish stripe over the eye
  • Bill long, slightly downcurved, and pointed
  • Long tail

Sexes similar.

[edit] Distribution

Argentina and Chile.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic.[1]

[edit] Habitat

Dry shrubland and temperate grassland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and small invertebrates.

[edit] Breeding

A twiggy nest is placed in a low shrub. Both adults incubate the eggs and rear the young.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2003. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed., with updates to October 2008 (Corrigenda 8). Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117010
  3. Sibley, CG and BL Monroe. 1996. Birds of the World, on diskette, Windows version 2.0. Charles G. Sibley, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.
  4. Answers.com

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