Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudasthenes humicola

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A species endemic to Chile, the Dusky-tailed Canastero is found in Andean foothills roughly from Antofogasta south to Malleco. Relatively common in its range, the species has a distinct attachment to matorral scrub where it usually climbs around unseen within thickets.  The species is brown above with a white supercilium, whitish throat with dark specks, gray underparts with white streaking, and a blackish tail lacking rufous. Sharp, chattering vocalizations are quite useful for locating skulking Dusky-tailed Canasteros.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Dusky-tailed Canastero (Pseudasthenes humicola), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/dutcan1