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Photo by Stanley Jones
Azuay Province, Ecuador, November, 20
Cinclodes albidiventris


15–19 cm (6-7½ 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
Photo by Stanley Jones
Azuay Province, Ecuador, November, 2014

Sexes similar.


South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru.


Split from Buff-winged Cinclodes and Cream-winged Cinclodes[2][3][4] (previously all included in Bar-winged Cinclodes).


Cinclodes albidiventris has three subspecies:[1]

  • C. a. oreobates
  • Santa Marta Mountains and Central and Eastern Andes of northern Colombia
  • C. a. heterurus
  • Andes of western Venezuela (Mérida, Trujillo and southern Lara)
  • C. a. albidiventris
  • 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.


  1. 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/
  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
  6. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)

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