Grey-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus) - HBW 3, p. 545
French: Thinocore d'Orbigny
Spanish: Agachona Mediana
Other common names: D'Orbigny's Seedsnipe
Taxonomy: Tinochorus [sic] Orbignyianus I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Lesson, 1831, Santiago, Chile.
Racial differentiation appears to be rather weak. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ingae Tschudi, 1843 - Andes from N Peru through W Bolivia to N Chile (Tarapacá) and NW Argentina (Catamarca).
- orbignyianus I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire & Lesson, 1831 - Andes from NC Chile (Antofagasta) and NC Argentina (La Rioja) S to Tierra del Fuego.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
front view of male Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp ingae)
Martin Kennewell 26 November 2011 1 year ago 42 sec 4.6
side view of female stood on ground, finally feeding Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp ingae)
Martin Kennewell 26 November 2011 1 year ago 25 sec 4.6
male singing on dry stone wall Locality El Tatio Geyser Field, Antofagasta Region, Chile (ssp orbignyianus)
Martin Kennewell 1 December 2011 5 weeks ago 51 sec 4.4
side view of male on dry stone wall, flies Locality El Tatio Geyser Field, Antofagasta Region, Chile (ssp orbignyianus)
Martin Kennewell 1 December 2011 5 weeks ago 12 sec 4.4
Two birds walking and feeding on the ground Locality Aconcagua Provincial Park, Mendoza Province, Argentina
Barry Attridge 9 January 2007 5 years ago 33 sec 4.3
A pair feeding on the ground Locality El Yeso, Chile (ssp orbignyianus)
Josep del Hoyo 13 October 2003 9 years ago 24 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 15 photos
Male calling at is territory
Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp ingae)
Dubi Shapiro 21 October 2011 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Laguna Colorada, Potosí Department, Bolivia (ssp ingae)
Tomas Grim 7 October 2003 18 weeks ago 4.3
A male on the ground.
Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp ingae)
Joe Tobias 9 December 2005 44 weeks ago 4
Grey-breasted Seedsnipe by the side of the road
Locality Marcapomacocha, Junín Department, Peru (ssp ingae)
auf 1 August 2008 3 years ago 4
Agachona de Collar , Male
Locality Cortaderas, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 24 November 2012 24 weeks ago 3.8
A male on the ground.
Locality Potosí Department, Bolivia
Diego R. Méndez 17 February 2013 4 days ago ADDED LAST WEEK 3.8