Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Thinocoridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Lomas de Lachay
Age: Adult | Sex: MFemale | Loc. Lomas de Lachay
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Lomas de Lachay
Age: Adult & Chick | Sex: Female & Unknown | Loc. Lomas de Lachay
Status: The Least Seedsnipe is nomadic and largely restricted to the foothills of the west slope of the Andes. It appears to follow the seeding events along coastal “Lomas vegetation” where it can be common. It overlaps with the Gray-breasted Seedsnipe in the altiplano of Southern Peru. It also occurs in Ec, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Agachona Chica.
Sub-species: Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus cuneicauda) Eschscholtz, 1829. Lowlands of SW Ecuador in W Guayas (possibly extinct), and from NW Peru S to NW Chile (Tarapacá). (T. r. bolivianus) Lowe, 1921. Altiplano from S Peru (Arequipa, Cusco, y Puno) through NE Chile (S to Atacama) and W Bolivia to NW Argentina (Jujuy to Mendoza).
Meaning of Name: Thinocorus: Gr. Thinos= sand, a beach, corys=lark like. rumiciborus: L. rumex, rumicis= Sorrel, vorus=eating. A bird that lives in sandy areas that resembles a lark and eats red-brown seeds.
- 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.