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Photo by Luis R
Farellones, Santiago de Chile, Chile, October 2016
Muscisaxicola albilora


16·5–17 cm (6.5-6¾ in)

  • Tawny crown
  • Rufous hindcrown
  • Greyish upperparts
  • Darker wings
  • Black tail
  • Long narrow white supercilium


Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Peru, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, vagrant to Colombia1. Breeds in the southern half of this range, migrates north during Austral winter.


This is a monotypic species[2].


High altitude grassland, pastures and rough stony hillsides. Occasionally near lakes and in marshy areas.



They mainly hunt for insects on the ground, runs and hops; suddenly standing still and erect.


  1. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156. This reference only applies to the occurrence in Ecuador and Colombia of the listed countries.
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)

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