Steinbach's Canastero, Asthenes steinbachi

Recording AV#116. Argentina: along Rta. 307 between Tafi del Valle and Ruinas de Quilmes (-26.624, -65.84)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Sonogram of recording #AV 116
AVoCet catalog #AV116
Audio duration (s)24.2
ID confidence and determinationless than 100%
In the field I believed the Asthenes to be steinbachi due to lack of throat spot on a good view, and extensive rufous edgings to outer rectrices, much more so than shown for orbignyi in Narosky/Yzurieta, although they are depicted as similar in de la Pena and Rumboll. If latter is correct, bird could possibly be orbignyi; close match to some recordings on both XC and Bird Sounds from Southern South America, but those of both species are varied.
Other identified bird speciesAeronautes andecolus
Sound types presentsong
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Behaviorsinging frequently but unpredictably as it moves rapidly from the inside of one bush to another
Group size1
Same individual as in other cuts in same spatiotemporal group?yes


Recording dateDecember 18, 2008
Time recorded (24h)19:19h
LocationArgentina: along Rta. 307 between Tafi del Valle and Ruinas de Quilmes (-26.624, -65.84)
Coordinates determined by: Google Earth
Elevation (m)2525
Determined by: Google Earth
Weathercool, overcast
Habitatarea of dense scrub and cardones on a gradually sloping hillside

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist; freely available with attribution
Recording EquipmentTelinga Pro, Edirol R09