Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Coastal Miner (Geositta peruviana) - HBW 8, p. 242

French: Géositte du Pérou German: Nördlicher Grauerdhacker Spanish: Minero Peruano
Other common names: Little Miner

Taxonomy: Geositta peruviana Lafresnaye, 1847, vicinity of Lima, Peru.
Some plumage similarities, small size and biogeography have suggested to some authors that it is most closely related to G. maritima, although fundamental differences in wing and tail patterns may indicate otherwise. Has been considered to form a superspecies with G. cunicularia, but this thought unlikely. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • paytae Menegaux & Hellmayr, 1906 - NW Peru (Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash).
  • peruviana Lafresnaye, 1847 - W Peru (Lima).
  • rostrata Stolzmann, 1926 - SW Peru (Ica).

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