Patagonian Canastero Pseudasthenes patagonica

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The Patagonian Canastero is a small Furnariid endemic to southern Argentina.  The species' distribution is centered on the province of Chubut, where it is found in low, arid scrubby areas both inland and on the coastal plain.  Brown above and pale streaked gray below, with a thin bill and pale supercilium, the species has a long tail that it frequently cocks about in wren-like fashion. Though rather similar to the broadly sympatric Sharp-billed Canastero and mostly allopatric Short-billed Canastero, Patagonian Canastero can be confidently separated by its lack of an orange throat patch and its song, a single-pitched, sharp trill. 

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Recommended Citation

Patagonian Canastero (Pseudasthenes patagonica), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: