Photo © by Stanley Jones
Abra Malaga, near Ollantaytambo, Cusco Department Peru
, September, 2018
- Asthenes helleri
17â€“18 cm (6Â¾-7 in)
- Greyish supercilium
- Brownish-grey face
- Reddish-brown crown
- Greyish underparts
South America: found in the Andes of southern Peru (southern Cuzco and Puno)
This is a monotypic species1.
Moved to genus Asthenes by Clements (2010) and IOC (2010).
Alpine grassland and elfin forest. They keep to the dense undergrowth along the tree-line. Observed at heights around 3,256 m, in puna scrub with small patches of Polylepis forest.
Their main diet consists of arthropods, gleaned from branches and foliage in the understorey. They forage alone or in pairs.
They are thought to be monogamous, but there is no other information available.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Schizoeaca
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)
- BF Member observations
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