Scale-throated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia dumetaria)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Argentina

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northern Argentina

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. IV Region, Chile

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chubut, Argentina

Identification & Behavior: ~22 cm (8.6 in). The  Scale-throated Earthcreeper has brown upperparts and tail. It has a buff or pale supercilium and a black decurved bill. The throat, breast, and upper belly are scaled with dusky. It forages in sparse Andean scrub with interspersed boulders. It is similar to the Buff-breasted Earthcreeper but is distinguished by having a browner plumage and dusky scaling on the throat, breast, and upper belly.

Status: The Scale-throated Earthcreeper is restricted to a portion of the Titicaca Basin where it is rare and poorly known. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Bandurrita de Garganta Escamosa.

Sub-species: Scale-throated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia dumetaria peruana), J. T. Zimmer, 1954.

Meaning of Name: Upucerthia: Composed word. Genus Upupa Linnaeus, 1758, hoopoe and genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper. dumetaria: L. dumetum, dumeti= thicket. Dumetaria= of thickets.

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Distribution Mapscale-throated earthcreeper



    • 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. on 03/01/2017.