(aka Sturnella bellicosa)
Chilean name: Loica peruana
| Lluta Valley, Chile
The Peruvian Meadowlark is distributed in Ecuador, Peru and the north of Chile from the coast up to about 1000 metres. It is found in open habitats of grassland and woodland which means that in the south of its range it is restricted to the river valleys.
|Compared to the similar Long-tailed
Meadowlark L. loyca
it is short-tailed with a shorter bill. It has a red throat and
chest and a supercilium which is red in front of the eye and white behind
it. The female is duller and more streaked with only a wash of pink on the
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.