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Vilcabamba Thistletail

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Photo by kitefarrago Vilcabamba, Cusco, Peru July,2017
Photo by kitefarrago
Vilcabamba, Cusco, Peru July,2017
Asthenes vilcabambae

Schizoeaca vilcabambae

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[edit] Identification

18–20 cm (7-7¾ in)

[edit] Distribution

South Peru (Cordillera Vilcabamba in Cuzco)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Ayacucho Thistletail.

[edit] Habitat

Elfin forest and high-altitude grassland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is very little information available; they probably glean arthropods from leaves and branches. They feed in the understorey, either alone or in pairs.

[edit] Breeding

There is no information on breeding behaviour.

[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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird Names (version 6.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Schizoeaca
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

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