Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Ochre-browed Thistletail (Asthenes coryi)


French: Synallaxe de Cory German: Ockerbrauencanastero Spanish: Piscuiz de Cory

Synallaxis coryi


, 1888,

Andes of Mérida, Venezuela


See A. harterti. Monotypic.


Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo S to N Táchira).

Descriptive notes

16–18 cm; 15–18 g. Typical thistletail, with long ragged tail, rather slender bill. Has ochraceous supercilia, darker face; forehead dull ochraceous rufous,... read more


Song a dry, rattling trill c. 1·5 seconds long, decelerates at end, “pipipi-pi-pi-pi-... read more


Páramo grassland; dense undergrowth and adjacent grass in timber-line ecotone (especially... read more

Food and feeding

Mostly arthropods, including Coleoptera and Orthoptera; seeds also recorded in diet. Forages singly or in pairs, occasionally in mixed-... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA. Uncommon to fairly common within limited range. Linear nature of habitat occupied... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2020). Ochre-browed Thistletail (Asthenes coryi). 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 25 January 2020).