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Pearled Treerunner

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Photo © by Gerald FriesenEast Andes slope, Ecuador, April, 2018
Photo © by Gerald Friesen
East Andes slope, Ecuador, April, 2018
Margarornis squamiger


[edit] Identification

15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)

  • Yellowish-buff supercilium
  • Chestnut upperparts
  • Cream throat

[edit] Distribution

Photo © by Steve Herrmann (Ecuadorrebel)Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador - February, 2010
Photo © by Steve Herrmann (Ecuadorrebel)
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador - February, 2010

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. s. perlatus:
  • M. s. peruvianus:
  • Andes of Peru (Cajamarca to Huánuco, Junín and Cuzco)
  • M. s. squamiger:
  • Andes of south-eastern Peru (Puno) and western Bolivia (La Paz and Cochabamba)

[edit] Habitat

Widespread in upper subtropical and temperate forest and woodland on both slopes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of arthropods. The occasionally forage alone, but more often in pairs and sometimes groups of up to eight birds.

[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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2018)

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