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Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina
Upucerthia dumetaria


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


Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay.


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

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


Dry, high altitude shrubland and grassland.



  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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