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Aphrastura masafuerae

Masafuera Rayadito

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Furnariidae

Authors: Tomasevic, J.A.


The Americas

The Masafuera Rayadito is a landbird species endemic to Alejandro Selkirk Island (formerly known as Masafuera I.) in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. This island is located ca. 900 km. off-shore the central chilean coast (33º46' S, 80º47' W).


Outside the Americas

Not present outside the Americas.


 It inhabits remnants of Luma (Myrceugenia schultzei) forests (600 - 800 masl), mixed Canelo (Drimys confertifolia) and tree-fern (Dicksonia externa) forests (800 - 1,100 masl) and among highland ferns (Lophosoria quadripinnata, 1,100 - 1,380 masl), reaching the highest peak of the island (Los Inocentes, 1,380 masl).


Historical changes

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Fossil history

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Recommended Citation

Tomasevic, J.A.. 2011. Masafuera Rayadito (Aphrastura masafuerae), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.