Band-tailed Earthcreeper Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus


Often detected by its tight trills in the Patagonian steppe, the Band-tailed Earthcreeper is a stocky member of the Furnariidae.  Once thought to be an Argentine endemic, the species has recently been found in extreme eastern Chile in Tierra del Fuego, north of the Strait of Magellan.  It is gray-brown above with a white supercilium and throat, and a long, dark brown tail with a rufous base.  Once placed in the genus Eremobius, it is now included in the reinstated genus Ochetorhynchus along with other Patagonian earthcreepers and the Crag Chilia.

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Recommended Citation

Band-tailed Earthcreeper (Ochetorhynchus phoenicurus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: