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Blackish Cinclodes

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Alternative name: Tussockbird

Photo by charelli Falkland Islands, January 2004
Photo by charelli
Falkland Islands, January 2004
Cinclodes antarcticus

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Identification

18 to 23 cm
Dark brown, paler, buff speckled throat, very pale stripe over eye, faint rufous wing bar, long, down curved bill with pale yellow spot at the base.
Sexes similar

Distribution

Southern South America: found in Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • C. a. maculirostris:
  • Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn Archipelago
  • C. a. antarcticus:

Habitat

Rocky coasts and islands amongst tussock grass; sand dunes and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes small invertebrates.

Breeding

It builds a cup-shaped nest from grass, lined with feathers and positioned under rocks or amongst clumps of grass. The clutch consists of 1-3 white eggs with red spots. Incubation lasts for two weeks; the young fledge after a further two weeks.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

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