French: Synallaxe à bec court German: Kurzschnabelcanastero Spanish: Canastero chaqueño
Cosquín, Córdoba, Argentina
Subspecies and Distribution
A. b. chacoensis
Brodkorb, 1938 – extreme SC Bolivia (SC Santa Cruz) and NW Paraguay.
A. b. baeri
(Berlepsch, 1906) – S Bolivia (E Tarija), W Paraguay, N & C Argentina (Salta, W Formosa and W Corrientes S to E Mendoza, La Pampa, NE Río Negro and S Buenos Aires), extreme SE Brazil (SW Rio Grande do Sul) and W Uruguay.
A. b. neiffi
(Contreras, 1980) – W Argentina (NW & C Mendoza, W Córdoba, N & C San Luis).
14–15 cm; 10–18 g. Rather pale, plain, short-billed canastero, in many ways more similar in plumage to sympatric Phacellodomus sibilatrix... read more
Song a few introductory notes followed by long, fast trill of mechanical, dry notes; terminal trill... read more
Arid lowland scrub; Chaco scrub and woodland, and monte woodland; from sea-level up to... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded items include ants, Orthoptera (including Acrididae), Diptera, Coleoptera (including Cerambycidae), Hymenoptera, Dermaptera.... read more
Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Oct–Jan and nestlings in Oct. Presumably monogamous. Nest an oval mass c. 24–35 ×... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in several protected areas. Habitat occupied by this species is subject to at least moderate disturbance and... read more
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