French: Synallaxe de Wyatt German: Strichelrückencanastero Spanish: Canastero de Wyatt
P. L. Sclater and Salvin
Páramo de Pamplona, Santander, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. w. sanctaemartae
Todd, 1950 – N Colombia (Santa Marta Mts).
A. w. phelpsi
Chesser, 2016 – Sierra de Perijá, on NE Colombia–NW Venezuela border.
A. w. mucuchiesi
Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1941 – Andes of W Venezuela (Trujillo, Mérida).
A. w. wyatti
(P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1871) – Streak-backed Canastero – E Andes of N Colombia (Norte de Santander).
A. w. aequatorialis
(Chapman, 1921) – W Andes of C Ecuador (Cotopaxi S to Carchi#R).
A. w. azuay
(Chapman, 1923) – Andes of S Ecuador (Azuay, Zamora-Chinchipe, N Loja) and N Peru (Piura, Cajamarca, Ancash).
A. w. graminicola
(P. L. Sclater, 1874) – Andes of C & S Peru (Junín S to Puno) and W Bolivia (W La Paz).
A. w. punensis
(Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1901) – Titicaca Basin in extreme S Peru (S Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz).
A. w. cuchacanchae
(Chapman, 1921) – Andes of C Bolivia (Cochabamba, Potosí, sight records also from Chuquisaca and Tarija) and NW Argentina (Salta).
A. w. lilloi
(Oustalet, 1904) – Andes of NW Argentina (Catamarca, Tucumán, La Rioja).
A. w. sclateri
(Cabanis, 1878) – Puna Canastero – NC Argentina (Sierra de Córdoba and other mountains in region).
A. w. brunnescens
Nores & Yzurieta, 1983 – C Argentina (Sierra de San Luis).
17 cm; 17–25 g. Rather dark canastero with streaked back. Nominate race has narrow buff supercilium, rest of face grizzled light brown and blackish, darkest on lores;... read more
Song of race mucuchiesi described as of two types, either a single insect-like trill or 3... read more
Páramo and puna grassland, often arid, usually with rocks and with or without low... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Forages singly or in pairs. Mainly terrestrial. Gleans items from ground, grass clumps and Espeletia foliage; noted... read more
Eggs in Jan in S Peru; fledgling in Apr in N Colombia. Presumably monogamous. Nest a round mass c. 25 cm in diameter, of dried leaves and... read more
Resident; some downslope movement reported during snowstorms in S Andes.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally common; rather scarce and local in Ecuador. Occurs in Sierra Nevada National Park, in Venezuela, Cotopaxi National Park, in Ecuador,... read more
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