Photo by Stanley Jones
Reserva Nacional JunÃn, Ondores, JunÃn, Peru
, August 2017
- Cinclodes albiventris
Photo by Oregonian
Abra del Infiernillo, Tucuman, Argentina
, October 2015
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
 Similar species
South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina.
Split from Buff-winged Cinclodes and Chestnut-winged Cinclodes (previously all included in Bar-winged Cinclodes).
There are 5 subspecies:
- Andes of north-western Argentina (Campo de Arenal in Catamarca)
- Andes of north-western Argentina (Sierra de Manchao in south-eastern Catamarca)
- Andes of north-western Argentina (Sierra de Famatina in La Rioja)
High-altitude shrubland, temperate grassland, and high-altitude grassland, near water.
The diet consists of insects and other small invertebrates, as well as seeds.
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. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. 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 November 2015)
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