Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Puno, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Antofagasta, Chile
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Moquegua, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Chile
Status: The Puna Miner is uncommon in the high Andes of extreme southern Peru at elevations ranging between 3900-4200 m. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Minero de la Puna.
Sub-species: Puna Miner (Geositta punensis), Dabbene, 1917.
Meaning of Name: Geositta: Gr. geo= ground and genus Sitta, Linnaeus, 1758, nuthatch. One that looks like a (ground) nuthatch. punensis: Spanish puna (from Quechua), the high bleak Andean plateau above about 10000 ft.
- 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 03/01/2017.