Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

White-throated Cacholote (Pseudoseisura gutturalis)


French: Cacholote à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlcachalote Spanish: Cacholote pardo

Anabates gutturalis

d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye

, 1838,

mouth of Río Negro, Patagonia, Argentina


Probably closest to P. lophotes (which see). Geographical boundary between races unclear; thorough analysis required. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • P. g. ochroleuca Olrog, 1959 – Andean foothills and valleys in N & C Argentina (W Salta S to San Juan and La Rioja).
  • P. g. gutturalis (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838) – lowlands and foothills of C Argentina (Mendoza, La Pampa and S Buenos Aires S to NE Santa Cruz).
  • Descriptive notes

    22–23 cm; 63–79 g. Large, dull furnariid with conspicuous white throat. Has white eyering, supraloral area and lores; rest of face, crown and upperparts nearly... read more


    Song perhaps the loudest in family, reportedly audible at nearly 2 km, cacophonous explosion of... read more


    Arid lowland scrub, including areas with sparse bushes (e.g. Schinopsis marginata) in... read more

    Food and feeding

    Arthropods. Forages usually in pairs, but also frequently in small groups (possibly family parties). Mostly terrestrial. Gleans, probes and... read more


    Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Nov and Feb, and nestlings in Nov–Dec. Presumably monogamous. Nest a roughly spherical... read more



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Evidently tolerant of fairly extensive anthropogenic habitat disturbance.

    Recommended citation

    Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). White-throated Cacholote (Pseudoseisura gutturalis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 8 December 2019).