Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Mouse-colored Thistletail (Asthenes griseomurina)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe souris German: Olivrückencanastero Spanish: Piscuiz ratón
Taxonomy:

Synallaxis griseo-murina

P. L. Sclater

, 1882,

San Lucas, Loja, Ecuador

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See A. harterti. Almost certainly paraphyletic with regard to A. fuliginosa (which see). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of S Ecuador (S from Azuay and S Morona-Santiago) and N Peru (Piura, N Cajamarca).

Descriptive notes

18–20 cm; 16–20 g. Relatively dark thistletail. Has brownish face with conspicuous white eyering, pale line behind eye; crown and entire upperparts, including... read more

Voice

Song described as ascending series of “sweeéé” notes accelerating into... read more

Habitat

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

Food and feeding

Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs, rarely in mixed-species flocks. Gleans food items from foliage and small branches in understorey,... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Andean Páramo EBA. Fairly common to uncommon in suitable habitat. Total population rather small owing to... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Mouse-colored Thistletail (Asthenes griseomurina). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56418 on 20 June 2019).