French: Synallaxe terrestre German: Streifenkehlcanastero Spanish: Canastero gorjiestriado
Maraynioc, Junín, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
A. h. cajamarcae
J. T. Zimmer, 1936 – Andes of NW Peru (S Cajamarca).
A. h. humilis
(Cabanis, 1873) – Andes of C Peru (La Libertad and Ancash S to Huancavelica and Ayacucho).
A. h. robusta
(Berlepsch, 1901) – Andes of S Peru (Cuzco S to Puno) and N Bolivia (La Paz, W Cochabamba).
15–16 cm; 23–24 g. Typical canastero with coloured throat patch, some striping on head, medium-length tail. Nominate race has dull whitish-buff supercilium... read more
Song described as a quavering, soft trill 2–5 seconds in duration; also gives doubled or... read more
Puna grassland; usually rocky, occasionally with scattered bushes. At 2750–4800 m.
Food and feeding
Recorded dietary items include Coleoptera, Lepidoptera larvae, also small seeds. Forages singly or in pairs. Gleans arthropods from ground... read more
Season presumed during austral spring-summer, at least in S of range; fledglings in Dec in N Peru and Mar in N Bolivia. Presumably... read more
Resident; some downslope movement reported during snowstorms in S.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout much of range. Tolerates at least moderate grazing.
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