Many-striped Canastero (Asthenes flammulata) - HBW 8, p. 307
French: Synallaxe flammé
Spanish: Canastero Flamulado
Taxonomy: Synalaxis [sic] flammulatus Jardine, 1850, “lofty table lands of the Andes” near Quito, 14,000 feet [c. 4270 m], Ecuador.
Forms a superspecies with A. virgata, probably also including A. maculicauda. Possibly conspecific with former, which is its sister-species. Proposed race pallida, from N Peru, described as darker above with streaks whiter, paler below with reduced markings and more buffy flanks and undertail-coverts, is considered best synonymized with taczanowskii, although has been thought to be distinguishable by clearer back streaking and more of a buff-ochraceous wash on throat and neck. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- multostriata (P. L. Sclater, 1858) - E Andes of Colombia (Norte de Santander S to S Cundinamarca).
- quindiana (Chapman, 1915) - C Andes of Colombia (Caldas S to Cauca).
- flammulata (Jardine, 1850) - W Andes of S Colombia (Nariño) S to extreme N Peru (N Cajamarca).
- taczanowskii (Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894) - Andes of N & C Peru (S Amazonas and S Cajamarca S to Ancash and Junín).
- Least Concern Enlarge map