French: Synallaxe de Patagonie German: Fleckenkehlcanastero Spanish: Canastero patagón
Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina
S Argentina from S Mendoza, La Pampa and S Buenos Aires S to N Santa Cruz.
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
Song a loud, penetrating trill on single pitch, “tree-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee…”, lasts c. 4 seconds,... read more
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
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Oct–Dec and nestlings in Oct–Nov. Presumably monogamous. Nest a spherical mass c.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Habitat in much of its range subjected to at least moderate grazing.
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!