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Asthenes fuliginosa

Schizoeaca fuliginosa

Photo by lior kislev
Bousqe Unchog ,Huanaco, Peru, December 2009



South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru.


Moved to genus Asthenes by Clements (2010)[1] and IOC (2010)[1].


  • A. f. fumigata:
  • A. f. fuliginosa:
  • A. f. peruviana:
  • Andes of northern Peru (Amazonas and San Martín)
  • A. f. plengei:
  • Andes of Peru (Cordillera Carpish in Huánuco)


Cloud forest, observed at heights of 3000 m.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2010. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.7). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Schizoeaca

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