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Dark-winged Miner

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Photo by megan perkinsMarcapomacocha, Peru, December 2005
Photo by megan perkins
Marcapomacocha, Peru, December 2005
Geositta saxicolina


[edit] Identification

Adult mostly cinnamon buff to brown with dusky flight feathers and black central tail. Juveniles are generally more warm-colored and have dusky marks on the breast.

[edit] Similar species

Common Miner occurs in the same general area but not necessarily in the same habitat

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the Andes of central Peru (western Jun¡n, Huancavelica, Lima and Pasco).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

High-altitude grassland, especially stony slopes.

[edit] Behaviour

Short runs and standing seems to be most of the life of this species. When singing may jump up on a rock.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Neotropical birds online queried in July 2018

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