Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Thinocoridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Marcapomacocha, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Cusco
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Arequipa
Age: Chick | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Marcapomacocha, Lima
Status: The Gray-breasted Seedsnipe is nomadic. It may be rare to fairly common in the high Andes at elevations ranging between 3000 and 4700. It ranges higher than the Least Seedsnipe and their ranges do not overlap. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Agachona de Pecho Gris.
Sub-species: Gray-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus ingae) Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, & Lesson, 1831.
Meaning of Name: Thinocorus: Gr. Thinos= sand, a beach, corys=lark like. rumiciborus: L. rumex, rumicis= Sorrel, vorus=eating. 0rbigneanus: After French naturalist Alcides Dessalines d’orgbigny. A bird that lives in sandy habitats, eats red-brown seeds and was named after a French naturalist and collector.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.