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Photo © by njlarsen
Yeso Valley, Chile, November 2009
Cinclodes fuscus

Identification

17–17.5 cm

  • Dull brown back
  • Tan belly
  • White throat finely barred with brown
  • Whitish or tan wing-stripes visible in flight
  • Whitish-buff stripe over the eye
  • Short, almost straight and pointed bill

Sexes similar.

Distribution

South America: Chile, Argentina; migratory, spreading north and east in Argentina and into Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

    • S Chile and s Argentina; winters to se Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay

Split from Chestnut-winged Cinclodes and Cream-winged Cinclodes[2][3][4] (previously all included in Bar-winged Cinclodes).

Habitat

From high-altitude shrubland and grassland to sea-level.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.

Breeding

The nest is built in a burrow, or in a natural cavity in an earthen bank or rock pile. Both the male and female incubate the eggs and rear the nestlings.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. SACC (South American Classification Committee) proposal (passed) to split Bar-winged Cinclodes into three species
  3. Paper describing the genetic analysis of Bar-winged Cinclodes and range of the proposed species
  4. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of this complex
  5. Answers.com

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