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Band-tailed Earthcreeper

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Photo © by Joseph MorlanCamino Dinamarquero-Ciake, Magallanes, Chile, 5 February 2015
Photo © by Joseph Morlan
Camino Dinamarquero-Ciake, Magallanes, Chile, 5 February 2015
Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus

Eremobius phoenicurus[2][3]


[edit] Identification

Photo © by Fritz73Las Lajas, Neuquen, Argentina, 2004
Photo © by Fritz73
Las Lajas, Neuquen, Argentina, 2004

Length: 18cm (7in)

  • 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

Formerly placed in the monotypic genus Eremobius but now moved to the genus Ochetorhynchus. Monotypic[1]

[edit] Habitat

Dry shrubland and temperate grassland particularly dense stands of Lepidophylum cupressiforme.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and small invertebrates.

[edit] Breeding

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

[edit] Vocalisations

Song is a distinctive fast ascending dry trill sometimes ending with loud separate sharp chwip notes;

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  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. Jaramillo, A. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117409
  5. Band-tailed Earthcreeper (Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:
  6. Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Band-tailed Earthcreeper (Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 14 January 2019).

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