|Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudoasthenes humicola
(aka Asthenes humicola)
Chilean name: Canastero
|La Campana National Park, Chile
The Dusky-tailed Canastero is distributed in Chile from south-west Antofagasta to Malleco. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is one of the few Chilean endemics although there is an old record from Argentina that might be valid.
|It is found in arid and semi-arid scrub from sea-level to about 1,200 metres which as approximately the elevation
at which these photos were taken.
The tail is blackish and it has a whitish supercilium and dark eye-line. The wings are dark brown with a rufous shoulder and the throat and breast are grey with dark streaks.
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