Order: Passeriformes | Family: Icteridae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Lima | Northwest Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Lima | Northwest Peru
Age: Adult and Juvenile | Sex: Male & Unknown| Loc. Lima | Camana
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Lima | Lachay, Lima
Status: The Peruvian Meadowlark is fairly common in open habitat on the western lowlands. It also occurs in the Marañon drainage overall at elevations below 2500 m. It also occurs in Ec and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Pecho Colorado Peruano.
Sub-species: Peruvian Meadowlark (Leistes bellicosa bellicosa), Filippi, 1847. SW Colombia (Nariño) and W Ecuador S to C Peru.
(Leistes bellicosa albiceps), (R. A. Philippi and Landbeck), 1861. SW Peru S along Pacific slope of Andes to extreme N Chile.
Meaning of Name: Leistes: Gr. a robber, a plunderer. Meadowlarks sometimes take eggs and small young form other birds nests. bellicosa: L. bellicosus aggressive, martial.
Notes: Formerly known as Sturnella bellicosa.
- 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 03/01/2016.