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Oreopsar bolivianus

Agelaioides oreopsar


23 cm (9 in)

  • Blackish overall plumage
  • De-curved culmen


Endemic to the Andes of south-western Bolivia (Cochabamba, Chuquisaca and Potosí).


This is a monotypic species[1].

Some authorities[2] formerly placed it in genus Agelaioides as Agelaioides oreopsar.


Dry high altitude valleys and arid woodland.



They usually forage on the ground for arthropods and insects. Also seeds, such as maize, and cactus fruits.


They construct and open cup nest from plant material in the crevice of a cliff face or rocky wall.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, M Wright and D Donsker. 2009. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.0). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2019)

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