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Spot-breasted Thornbird

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Photo by paul47Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, Jujuy, Argentina, December 2008
Photo by paul47
Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, Jujuy, Argentina, December 2008
Phacellodomus maculipectus

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[edit] Identification

[edit] Similar Species

Freckle-breasted Thornbird is similar but well separated in range and habitat preferences

[edit] Distribution

Andes of southern Bolivia and north-western Argentina (south to La Rioja)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Until recently treated as a subspecies of Freckle-breasted Thornbird.

[edit] Habitat

Dry to semi-humid high altitude forests (and possibly shrubland).

[edit] Behaviour

Mostly keeps itself hidden. Song a series of well separated notes.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Ridgely and Tudor 2009. Field guide to the songbirds of South America - the passerines. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, USA. ISBN 978-0-292-71979-8
  3. Wikipedia

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