Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Cordoba Cinclodes (Cinclodes comechingonus)


French: Cinclode gris German: Rostspitzen-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera de Córdoba

Cinclodes comechingonus

Zotta and Gavio

, 1944,

Sierras de Comechingones, 2400 m, 7 km west of La Paz, Córdoba, Argentina


Often treated as conspecific with C. fuscus, with no evident overlap in breeding ranges, but evolutionary and genetic studies#R#R do not support such treatment. Monotypic.


NC Argentina (W Córdoba, NE San Luis, Mendoza); in non-breeding season occurs N to E Tucumán and N Santiago del Estero.

Descriptive notes

17 cm; 25–32 g. Has buff-white supercilium, dark grey-brown band from lores to rear auriculars; crown and upperparts grey-brown; broad rufous band on base of remiges... read more


Song a trill, evidently more complex than that of C. fuscus but further study required. read more


Open grassy areas, often rocky, at 1600–2800 m; recently found up to 3300 m in vicinity of... read more

Food and feeding

Reported food items are weevils (Curculionidae), Hemiptera, Lepidoptera (Colias), also hydrobiid snails (Littoridina) and... read more


Season during austral spring-summer; eggs in Nov–Dec, nestlings in Nov and fledglings in Jan. Monogamous; reported to remain paired... read more


Parts of the population descend to lower elevations (to 1000 m) or migrate N after breeding.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sierras Centrales of Argentina EBA. Common within limited range. Habitat occupied by this species is relatively... read more

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Cordoba Cinclodes (Cinclodes comechingonus). 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 13 December 2019).