|Cipó Canastero (Asthenes luizae)|
|Serra do Cipó, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Cipó Canastero was only discovered in 1985, is a Brazilian endemic and is classified as Endangered by Birdlife International.
|It is restricted to 5 sites in a very small area in southern Minas Gerais and is found between 1,100 and 1,500 metres in dryish scrub vegetation on the rocky slopes of these hills.
The first views may be distant and in silhouette and may show the bird with its longish tail cocked.
|As it get closer you should be able to make out its narrow whitish supercilium, the black streaks on its whitish throat and the rufous-chestnut outer tail feathers.|
There is an illustration in Threatened Birds of the World, Page 352.
There is an article describing the 4 sites other than the type locality in Cotinga No 10, the journal of the Neotropical Bird Club.