White-throated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia albigula)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chiguata, Arequipa

white-throated earthcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Quebrada Tinaja, Lima

Age: Juvenile or subadult? | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cerro Colorado, Arequipa

white throated earthcreeper
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Quebrada Tinaja, Lima

Identification & Behavior: ~19.5 cm (7.6 in). The White-throated Earthcreeper has rufous-brown upper parts and a rufous tail. It has a buffy supercilium and a decurved black bill. The throat is whitish grading to brownish towards the rest of the underparts. The flanks are rufous-brown. It forages in sparse Andean scrub with interspersed boulders. It is similar to the Buff-breasted Earthcreeper but is distinguished by having rufous wings and tail, browner underparts, and by ranging at lower elevations.

Status: The White-throated Earthcreeper is rare overall on the west slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2450-3550 m. It also occurs in Ch.

Name in Spanish: Bandurrita de Garganta Blanca.

Sub-species: White-throated Earthcreeper (Upucerthia albigula), Hellmayr, 1932.

Meaning of Name: Upucerthia: Composed word. Genus Upupa Linnaeus, 1758, hoopoe and genus Certhia Linnaeus, 1758, treecreeper. albigula L. albus, alba= white, and gula= throat.

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Distribution Mapwhite-throated earthcreepe



    • 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.