French: Synallaxe austral German: Graubrustcanastero Spanish: Canastero austral
P. P. King
no locality; type presumably from Strait of Magellan, Chile
S Chile (Andean foothill region from possibly Concepción S to Aisén, also from Magallanes) and SW Argentina (foothills in S Neuquén S to Chubut, and in Santa Cruz) S to Tierra del Fuego; in winter N to C Chile.
16–17 cm; 21–23 g. Relatively short-tailed canastero with striped dorsal pattern like that of a pipit (Anthus). Has dull pale buff supercilium extending... read more
Song a short, even trill lasting c. 1 second, reminiscent of that of A. wyatti; call... read more
Southern temperate grassland; mesic shrub-steppe dominated by Chiliotrichum diffusum and... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; recorded items are shield-bugs (Pentatomidae), and Coleoptera (of families Chrysomelidae, Carabidae, Tenebrionidae) and their... read more
Season presumably during austral spring-summer; eggs in Dec and fledglings in Jan–Feb. Presumably monogamous. Nest a globular mass of... read more
Mostly resident; some populations possibly migratory, but evidence for this weak. Records N to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered a species of Lower Risk/Least Concern. Uncommon to locally common. Although declines have been reported in recent decades, and... read more
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