Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Line-fronted Canastero (Asthenes urubambensis) - HBW 8, p. 307

French: Synallaxe inca German: Dunkelrückencanastero Spanish: Canastero del Urubamba

Taxonomy: Siptornis urubambensis Chapman, 1919, Machu Picchu, 14,000 feet [c. 4270 m], Cuzco, Peru.
Plumage similarities suggest closer relationship to A. flammulata and A. virgata or to A. maculicauda than to others in genus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • huallagae (J. T. Zimmer, 1924) - Andes of C Peru (San Martín S to Pasco).
  • urubambensis (Chapman, 1919) - Andes of S Peru (Cuzco, Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba).

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