Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Puna Miner (Geositta punensis) - HBW 8, p. 243

French: Géositte du puna German: Altiplano-Erdhacker Spanish: Minero Puneño

Taxonomy: Geositta punensis Dabbene, 1917, La Quiaca, 3300 metres, Jujuy, Argentina.
Plumage similarities suggest that closest relationship is with G. saxicolina and G. rufipennis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Altiplano region of Andes of extreme S Peru (Puno), W Bolivia (La Paz S to Potosí), NW Chile (Tarapacá S to Atacama) and NW Argentina (Jujuy S to Catamarca).

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