Andean Negrito (Lessonia oreas) - HBW 9, p. 375
French: Lessonie des Andes
Spanish: Negrito Andino
Other common names: Salvin’s/White-winged Negrito, (Andean) Rufous-backed Negrito
Taxonomy: Centrites oreas P. L. Sclater and Salvin, 1869, Tinta, Cuzco, Peru.
Genus considered closely related to Knipolegus and allies on basis of external and internal morphology. Formerly treated as conspecific with L. rufa. Monotypic.
Distribution: Andes of C & S Peru, N Chile, W & SW Bolivia and NW Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
female gathering food for young Locality El Tatio Geyser Field, Antofagasta Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 1 December 2011 34 weeks ago 17 sec 4
a bird foraging on the ground Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 6 November 2012 42 weeks ago 54 sec 3.9
A adult bird foraging around. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2012 43 weeks ago 23 sec 3.8
adult foraging on ground Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 November 2011 1 year ago 26 sec 3.8
A male feeding in short grass Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 25 May 2003 5 years ago 15 sec 3.7
moving on ground Locality Huacarpay Lakes, Cusco Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 August 2006 2 years ago 23 sec 3.5
Locality Cortaderas, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 24 November 2012 1 year ago 3.8
Andean (White-winged) Negrito in the lovely marsh at the junction of the Machuga and El Tatio roads north of San Pedro de Atacam
Locality El Tatio Geyser Field, Antofagasta Region, Chile
LHarding 13 November 2009 3 years ago 3
A male standing on a wetland.
Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile
Carmelo López 11 October 2009 3 years ago 2
adult at the lake side
Locality Lagunas Yauriviri, Ayacucho Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 10 September 2008 4 years ago 2
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