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Upucerthia jelskii (Plain-breasted Earthcreeper)

Wikipedia Abstract

The plain-breasted earthcreeper (Upucerthia validirostris jelskii) is a bird in the Furnariidae family.It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.It has been lumped together with the buff-breasted earthcreeper based on song, continuous song, duet, and call.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.87777
EDGE Score: 1.35526


Adult Weight [1]  40 grams


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central Andean dry puna Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean wet puna Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bosque de Polylepis de Madidi Bolivia A1, A2
Chiguata Peru A1
Cordillera Huayhuash y Nor-Oyón Peru A1, A2, A3
Cotahuasi Peru A1, A2, A3
Laguna Guayatayoc Argentina A1, A4i
Lagunas Runtuyoc: Los Enamorados Argentina A1, A4i
Lagunillas Argentina A1
Marcapomacocha Peru A1, A2
Monumento Natural Laguna de Los Pozuelos Argentina A1, A4i, A4iii
Reserva Biológica Cordillera de Sama Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras Peru A1, A3
Reserva Provincial Olaroz-Cauchari Argentina A1, A4i
Salar del Hombre Muerto Argentina A1, A4i
Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu Peru A1, A2, A3
Sierra de Santa Victoria Argentina A1
Sierra de Zenta Argentina A1
Sistema de lagunas de Vilama-Pululos Argentina A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Vertiente Sur del Parque Nacional Tunari Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Yungas Superiores de Apolobamba Bolivia A1, A2, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map


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Attributes / relations provided by 1Schulenberg, TS 1987. Observations on two rare birds, Upucerthia albigula and Conirostrum tamarugense, from the Andes of southwestern Peru Condor 89:654-658
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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