Puna Miner (Geositta punensis) - HBW 8, p. 243
French: Géositte du puna
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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An individual foraging on puna grassland Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 11 November 2011 1 year ago 19 sec 3.8
feeding around base of small scrub Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 November 2011 1 year ago 34 sec 3.7
A bird feeding on breadcrumbs together with a male Plumbeous Sierra-finch Locality Salar de Surire, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 21 October 2003 9 years ago 28 sec 3.5
A bird walking on the ground and feeding Locality Oruro Golf Club, Capachos, Oruro Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Frank Witebsky 2004 6 years ago 30 sec 3.5
Adult birds on the ground. Locality Potosí Department, Bolivia
Carlos Gussoni 11 April 2012 1 year ago 31 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 13 photos
Feeding on dung
Locality Abra Pampa, Jujuy Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Niels Poul Dreyer 8 November 2008 3 years ago 3.8
A bird on the lawn
Locality Cortaderas, Catamarca Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 24 November 2012 31 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Santa Rosa de los Pastos Grandes, Salta Province, Argentina
Marco Valentini 25 August 2012 1 year ago 3.7
Locality Potosí Department, Bolivia
Samantha Klein 26 January 2012 10 weeks ago 3.6
A bird on the grass.
Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Joe Tobias 10 December 2005 42 weeks ago 3.5
A bird on the ground.
Locality Sajama National Park, Oruro Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Joe Tobias 7 December 2005 42 weeks ago 3.3
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