- Cinclodes albidiventris
15â€“19 cm (6-7Â½ in)
- 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
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru.
Split from Buff-winged Cinclodes and Cream-winged Cinclodes (previously all included in Bar-winged Cinclodes).
Cinclodes albidiventris has three subspecies:
- Santa Marta Mountains and Central and Eastern Andes of northern Colombia
- Andes of western Venezuela (MÃ©rida, Trujillo and southern Lara)
- Andes of northern Ecuador to northern Peru (Piura, Cajamarca)
High-altitude shrubland, temperate grassland and high-altitude grassland, near water.
The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.
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.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- SACC (South American Classification Committee) proposal (passed) to split Bar-winged Cinclodes into three species
- Paper describing the genetic analysis of Bar-winged Cinclodes and range of the proposed species
- Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of this complex
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)
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