French: Synallaxe vannier German: Dünnschnabelcanastero Spanish: Canastero coludo
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Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. sordida
(Lesson, 1839) – C & S Chile (Aconcagua S to Aisén, also sight records from Magallanes) and WC Argentina (S Mendoza, Neuquén, W Río Negro); some migrate N to NW Argentina and S Bolivia.
A. p. pyrrholeuca
(Vieillot, 1817) – C & S Argentina (SW Santiago del Estero, NE Córdoba, and from S La Pampa and SW Buenos Aires S to S Santa Cruz); some migrate N to E & NE Argentina, S Paraguay and S Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil#R.
14–15 cm; 12–14 g. Rather typical canastero without distinctive features, but bill relatively thin and pointed. Has rather plain grey-brown face, indistinct paler... read more
Song a 2-note trill, “tsee-ee-ee-ee, tsee-ee-ee-ee”, repeated at 1-second intervals; contact call a... read more
Arid montane scrub, arid lowland scrub, southern temperate grassland; dense arid scrub, shrub-... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items are Hemiptera (Membracidae) and Coleoptera (Carabidae, Chrysomelidae). Forages solitarily or in pairs, and often in... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Sept–Dec, nestlings in Nov and fledglings in Feb; possibly double-brooded. Presumably... read more
Partly resident; an unknown proportion of population migrates N during austral winter, reaching S... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to abundant in most of range. Habitat typically subjected to at least moderate grazing pressure.
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