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Photo by Peter de Haas
Huaraz, Peru, January, 2007
Geospizopsis plebejus

Phrygilus plebejus

Identification

11–11·5 cm
A small drab bird with plain whitish front; some subtle striping on wings and back. Back gray. Short conical bill.

Distribution

South America: found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina

Taxonomy

This species has in the past been placed in genus Phrygilus.

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

A third subspecies G. p. naroskyi is not recognised by all authorities[2]

Habitat

Dry shrubland, puna grassland at 3400-4500m, but occasionally seen much lower to around 1500 m or less.

Behaviour

Diet

Ground feeders. Their diet consists of seeds and arthropods.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
  4. BF member observations

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

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