Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Furnariidae (Ovenbirds)  
Genus: Asthenes (4 species, 30 worldwide)

Genus Asthenes, Canasteros and Thistletails, are small insect-eating brownish birds with thin and long tails, and generally found at high altitudes. Canastero means 'basket-maker', and describes the nest.


Many-striped Canastero
Many-striped Canastero (Asthenes flammulata flammulata)
Papallacta Pass, Ecuador
  Also streaked in front.
   
Photograph by Graham Montgomery   © All Rights Reserved.

Found above 3000m. Common and widespread.

White-chinned Thistletail
White-chinned Thistletail (Asthenes fuliginosa)
Papallacta, Ecuador
  White chin very small and hard to see in the field.
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

White-chinned Thistletail
White-chinned Thistletail (Asthenes fuliginosa)
Chingaza National Park, Colombia
  A dark race with light eye and different vocalizations found in east Colombia and Venezuela, not described well in literature (Athanas).
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Found above 3000m.

Perija Thistletail
Perija Thistletail (Asthenes perijana) Endangered
Sierra de Perij√°, Colombia  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.


Streak-backed Canastero
Streak-backed Canastero (Asthenes wyatti phelpsi)
Sierra de Perij√°, Colombia  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.

Found above 3000m. Note plain throat and chest, and streaking on back and cap.


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