French: Synallaxe des rocailles German: Graslandcanastero Spanish: Canastero pálido
#R, Bolivia (?)
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. proxima
(Chapman, 1921) – Andes of C & S Peru (Junín S to Cuzco).
A. m. modesta
(Eyton, 1852) – Andes of SW Peru (Arequipa, Puno) and W Bolivia (W La Paz, Oruro, Potosí) S to N Chile (Tarapacá, Antofagasta) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca).
A. m. rostrata
(Berlepsch, 1901) – C Bolivia (E slope in La Paz and Cochabamba).
A. m. hilereti
(Oustalet, 1904) – Andes of NW Argentina (Sierra de Aconquija and Cumbres Calchaquíes, in Tucumán and Catamarca).
A. m. australis
Hellmayr, 1925 – C & S Chile (Andes from S Atacama S to Colchagua, lowlands in Aisén and N Magallanes) and W & S Argentina (Andes S from La Rioja, and lowlands from La Pampa, and Serranías de Ventania in SW Buenos Aires, S to Santa Cruz).
A. m. serrana
Nores, 1986 – Cerro Famatina, in La Rioja (W Argentina).
A. m. cordobae
Nores & Yzurieta, 1980 – Córdoba (Sierras Grandes, Sierra de Comechingones) and NE San Luis (Sierra de San Luis), in C Argentina.
15–16 cm; 13–22 g. Typical canastero with coloured throat patch, some striping on head, medium-length tail. Nominate race has narrow light buff-brown super... read more
Song an ascending fast trill that ends abruptly, c. 2 seconds long; also more complex trill with... read more
Puna grassland, southern temperate grassland; arid to semi-humid grassland, often rocky... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; recorded dietary items are Coleoptera, ants, cockroaches (Blattidae). Usually forages solitarily, occasionally in pairs. Gleans... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Oct–Jan and nestlings in Nov and Feb in Argentina; eggs in Nov in Chile; fledglings in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in much of its range. Habitat occupied by this species is generally subjected to at least moderate overgrazing.
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