Vilcabamba thistletail

Vilcabamba thistletail

Vilcabamba thistletail

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Asthenes vilcabambae

The Vilcabamba thistletail (Asthenes vilcabambae ) is a species of bird in the family Furnariidae. It is endemic to the Vilcabamba Mountains of Peru.

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Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.

The Ayacucho thistletail was at one time considered to be a subspecies of the Vilcabamba thistletail. A phylogenetic study published in 2015 that examined both DNA sequence data and vocalization recordings of members of the genus Asthenes found that the Ayacucho thistletail was more similar to the eye-ringed thistletail than it was to the Vilcabamba thistletail. Based on this evidence the subspecies A. v. ayacuchensis was elevated to species rank.

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Vilcabamba thistletail habitat map
Vilcabamba thistletail habitat map
Vilcabamba thistletail
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References

1. Vilcabamba thistletail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilcabamba_thistletail
2. Vilcabamba thistletail on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/103673977/93865669
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/353043

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