Junín Canastero (Asthenes virgata)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Junin, Junin

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Junin, Junin

junin_canastero
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Junin, Junin

junin_canastero
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lake Junin, Junin


Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Junin Canastero has heavily streaked upperparts and underparts. It has an orange chin patch. It forages in humid scrub and shrubs interspersed with bunch grass. It is very similar to the Many-striped Canastero but these two canasteros replace each other geographically. The also similar Line-fronted Canastero has a largely unstreaked mantle.

Status: Endemic. The Junin Canastero is uncommon at high elevations in the southern half of Peru in two disjunct populations.

Name in Spanish: Canastero de Junín.

Sub-species: Junín Canastero (Asthenes virgata),  P. L. Sclater, 1874.

Meaning of Name: Asthenes: Gr. a= a negative prefix and sthenos= power. asthenes= insignificant, powerless. virgata: L. virga= streak, virgatus= striped, streaked.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapjunin canastero

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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2017.