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Cinclus leucocephalus
Photo by BirdsPeru
Photo taken: High Andes, Peru.

Identification

15 cm. Black back, chest white, eyestripe black, crown grey-white with blackish streaks (Peru and Bolivia), or back black with white centre, chest and belly white, lower belly black, eyestripe black, crown grey with darker streaks, eyestripe black (Venezuela to Ecuador).


Distribution

Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela,Colombia and Ecuador.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Fast flowing mountain streams.

Behaviour

The diet includes aquatic invertebrates.

It builds a spherical nest with a circular entrance hole at the side, of mosses with an inner cup of dry leaves, strips of bark, placed in crevices in rock-faces above flowing water. 2 eggs are laid.

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