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Buff-winged Cinclodes

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

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[edit] 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.

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] 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).

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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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