Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Rusty-fronted Canastero (Asthenes ottonis) - HBW 8, p. 302

French: Synallaxe à front rouille German: Rostgesichtcanastero Spanish: Canastero Frentirrufo

Taxonomy: Siptornis Ottonis Berlepsch, 1901, Anta, 3500 m, near Cuzco, Peru.
Plumage similarities have suggested to some authors that this is the sister-species to A. pudibunda; others have proposed that the two form a superspecies with A. heterura, or that latter is a race of one or other of them. Monotypic.

Distribution: Andes of SC Peru (Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Apurímac, SW Cuzco).