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Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina
Upucerthia dumetaria

Identification

Patagonian Forest Earthcreeper differs in having a shorter black bill, being overall smaller and darker, and it has a distinctive tail pattern.

Distribution

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.

Taxonomy

Three subspecies are recognized: peruana, hypoleuca, and dumetaria.

The Patagonian Forest Earthcreeper, Upucerthia saturatior was split from this taxon1.

Habitat

Dry, high altitude shrubland and grassland.

Behaviour

References

  1. Areta Juan I. and Pearman Mark. 2009. Natural History, morphology, evolution, and taxonomic status of the earthcreeper Upucerthia saturatior (Funrariidae) from the patagonian forests of South America. In: The Condor 111(1):135–149 Available as PDF here: [1]

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