Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Patagonian Canastero (Pseudasthenes patagonica)


Taxonomy

French: Synallaxe de Patagonie German: Fleckenkehlcanastero Spanish: Canastero patagón
Taxonomy:

Synallaxis patagonica

d’Orbigny

, 1839,

Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

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Recent DNA analysis#R indicates that present species is sister to pairing of P. steinbachi and P. cactorum. See also P. humicola. Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Argentina from S Mendoza, La Pampa and S Buenos Aires S to N Santa Cruz.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 14–19 g. Relatively small, plain and dull canastero. Has light greyish-brown, almost plain face, hint of paler supercilium and darker postocular line;... read more

Voice

Song a loud, penetrating trill on single pitch, “tree-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee…”, lasts c. 4 seconds,... read more

Habitat

Arid lowland scrub; semi-arid scrub (e.g. Atriplex, Condalia microphylla, ... read more

Food and feeding

Little known. Arthropods, including Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, spiders; also seeds. Evidently usually solitary; appears to glean... read more

Breeding

Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Oct–Dec and nestlings in Oct–Nov. Presumably monogamous. Nest a spherical mass c.... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Habitat in much of its range subjected to at least moderate grazing.

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2018). Patagonian Canastero (Pseudasthenes patagonica). 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/56509 on 10 December 2018).