Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Eye-ringed Thistletail (Asthenes palpebralis)


French: Synallaxe à lunettes German: Brillencanastero Spanish: Piscuiz de anteojos

Schizoeaca palpebralis


, 1873,

Maraynioc, Junín, Peru


See A. harterti and A. ottonis. Monotypic.


Andes of C Peru (Junín).

Descriptive notes

18–20 cm; 16–18 g. Typical thistletail. Conspicuous broad white eyering stands out on chestnut-brown face with darker brown lores; crown and upper­parts,... read more


Song is a drawn-out dry trill, accelerating and increasing in amplitude, towards the very end often... read more


Páramo grassland; inhabits dense undergrowth in timber-line ecotone, at edge of humid... read more

Food and feeding

Poorly known. Forages in understorey, singly or in pairs, but single-species flocks of up to 15 reported. Presumed to glean arthropods from... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Fairly common in appropriate habitat, but linear nature of this, coupled... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr & Boesman, P. (2019). Eye-ringed Thistletail (Asthenes palpebralis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 8 December 2019).