White-chinned thistletail

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White-chinned thistletail
White-chinned Thistletail - Ecuador S4E4517.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Asthenes
Species: A. fuliginosa
Binomial name
Asthenes fuliginosa
(Lafresnaye, 1843)

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Schizoeaca fuliginosa

The white-chinned thistletail or "Colicardo Barbiblanco" (Asthenes fuliginosa) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.


18.5–19 cm in length. Chestnut-brown above with narrow white eye-ring and short pale grayish supercilliary. Very long chestnut-rufous tail. Uniform gray below with whitish chin patch.[2]


The white-chinned thistletail has four subspecies:


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Asthenes fuliginosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ridgely, Robert and Paul Greenfield. The Birds of Ecuador. Volume II: Field Guide. Cornell, 2001