Canastero nest showing the "woven basket"
Photo by njlarsen
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The name Canastero mean basket-weaver because the nests of these birds do remind of a basket. These Ovenbirds tend to run around with relatively long tails raised vertically.
Asthenes is a genus in the Family Furnariidae.
Four species were moved from this genus to the genus Pseudasthenes in 2010.
- 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
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Alvaro Jaramillo. 2003. Birds of Chile. Princeton Field Guides. ISBN 0-691-11740-3
- BirdForum thread discussing the splitting of this genus.
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