Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Steinbach's Canastero (Asthenes steinbachi) - HBW 8, p. 309

French: Synallaxe marron German: Weißkinncanastero Spanish: Canastero Castaño
Other common names: Chestnut Canastero

Taxonomy: Siptornis steinbachi Hartert, 1909, Cachi, 2500 m, Salta, Argentina.
Plumage pattern and biogeography suggest that this is part of the group, or possibly superspecies, formed by A. dorbignyi and A. berlepschi, also including probably A. baeri and possibly A. patagonica; considered by some authors to be a race of A. dorbignyi. In some aspects of plumage, tail structure, behaviour, voice and nest structure, all are more similar to Phacellodomus (especially P. striaticeps) and possibly better placed in that genus. Some, however, have predicted a closer relationship to A. humicola. Race neiffi of A... View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Siptornis steinbachi Hartert, 1909, Cachi, 2500 m, Salta, Argentina.
Plumage pattern and biogeography suggest that this is part of the group, or possibly superspecies, formed by A. dorbignyi and A. berlepschi, also including probably A. baeri and possibly A. patagonica; considered by some authors to be a race of A. dorbignyi. In some aspects of plumage, tail structure, behaviour, voice and nest structure, all are more similar to Phacellodomus (especially P. striaticeps) and possibly better placed in that genus. Some, however, have predicted a closer relationship to A. humicola. Race neiffi of A. baeri originally described as a race of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Andes of W Argentina, from W Salta S to Mendoza.