- Asthenes modesta
- Brown upperparts
- Grey head
- Pale underparts
- Dull streaked breast
- Brown tail, rufous edging
- White supercilium
 Similar Species
Canyon Canastero has a longer tail and is more evenly rufous on upperpart including upper tail. They overlap in part but Cordilleran Canastero continues further up in elevation than Canyon.
South America: found in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
Five subspecies are recognized:
- Central and south-eastern Peru (JunÃn and Cuzco)
- Andes of northern Bolivia (Cochabamba)
- Central Argentina (south to Santa Cruz)
- Andes of Chile (Atacama to Colchagua) and adjacent Argentina
Three further subspecies (cordobae, hilereti and navasi) are no longer generally recognised
Grasslands and rocky scrub.
Likes to run on the ground with tail held upwards.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- http://birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=159193 Birdforum thread] discussing id of this species
- Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
- Arthur Grosset
 External Links
This link searches for Cordilleran Canastero under the Chilean name of Canastero Chico