Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

Black Cinclodes (Cinclodes maculirostris)


French: Cinclode noirâtre German: Rußuferwipper Spanish: Remolinera negra

Cinclodes anarcticus maculirostris


, 1917,

Hermit Island, west of Cape Horn


Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. antarcticus, but differs in its blacker coloration (1); lack of rufous in the wing (2); yellow bill base (2); and shorter bill (effect size −0.85, score 1) but longer tail (effect size 1.96, score 1). Monotypic.

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Extreme S South America on Brecknock Peninsula (SW Tierra del Fuego), Navarino I, Cape Horn Archipelago and Staten I.

Descriptive notes

19–23 cm; 59–68·9 g. Fairly large, uniformly coloured cinclodes that was formerly considered conspecific with C. antarcticus; differs from latter in being slightly... read more


No information.


Coastal rocky beaches, especially in vicinity of colonies of marine mammals and seabirds.

Food and feeding

Diet mostly arthropods and marine invertebrates, including amphipods, isopods, Diptera and their larvae, and Orthoptera (Rhapidiphoridae).... read more


Virtually nothing known, although most aspects of this species’ life history are presumably similar to those of C. antarcticus. On... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Southern Patagonia EBA. Overall range estimated at just 42,700 km².... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Black Cinclodes (Cinclodes maculirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 25 February 2020).