Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe (Attagis gayi)

Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Thinocoridae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult |Sex: Unknown | Loc. Marcapomacocha, Peru

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Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Arequipa, Peru

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Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Arequipa, Peru

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Age: Adult |Sex: Unknown | Loc. Marcapomacocha, Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~29 cm (11.4 in). The Rufous-breasted Seedsnipe has an ornate and intricate plumage that can be described as having a “scalloped effect”.  The belly is rufous. It walks on the ground and can be difficult to detect if the bird remains still. As other seedsnipes, it is nomadic and seems to follow seeding events generally in small flocks. It utters a distinctive call when it takes off. The range of the Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe overlaps with that of Grey-breasted Seedsnipe.

Status: The Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe is uncommon to rare in very high and barren habitat at elevations ranging from 4500 to 5000 m. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Agachona de Vientre Rufo.

Sub-species: Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe (Attagis gayi simonsi) Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & Lesson, 1831.

Meaning of Name:  Attagis: Gr. Attagis= francolin. gayi: after Francis Gay, an American explorer and collector. A francolin-like bird named after Francis Gay.

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Distribution Map
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe - Attagis gayiVoice


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