Puna Canastero (Asthenes sclateri)

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

puna_canastero
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Cabrerias, Arequipa

puna_canastero
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Cabrerias, Arequipa

puna_canastero
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Cabrerias, Arequipa

puna_canastero
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown \ Loc. Cabrerias, Arequipa


Identification & Behavior: ~18.5 cm (7.2 in). The Puna Canastero has a brown back with broad dusky streaks. The crown is also streaked with dusky. The underparts are tawny or rufous-brown and unmarked. It has an orange chin patch. The tail is mostly dusky with the outer tail feathers fringed with rufous. It forages in bunch grass with scattered shrubs and boulders.  It is very similar to the Streak-backed Canastero but is distinguished by larger size, and by having the outer tail feathers dusky fringed with rufous. These two canasteros replace each other geographically.

Status: The Puna Canastero is generally uncommon. It ranges at elevations of 3800-4150 m. The Puna Canastero also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Canastero de la Puna.

Sub-species: Puna Canastero (Asthenes sclateri punensis), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1901.

Meaning of Name: Asthenes: Gr. a= a negative prefix and sthenos= power. asthenes= insignificant, powerless. sclateri: In honor of Dr. Philip Lutley Sclater (1829-1913) English ornithologist.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mappuna 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.