French: Cinclode à ventre sombre German: Streifenbrust-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera araucana
J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Tierra del Fuego.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. chilensis
(Lesson, 1828) – SC Chile (Valparaíso S to N Aisén) and W Argentina (Mendoza S to N Santa Cruz).
C. p. patagonicus
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – S Chile (from NC Aisén) and S Argentina (from S Santa Cruz) S to Tierra del Fuego.
18–20 cm; 37–54 g. Fairly large, dark cinclodes with long, slightly decurved bill. Nominate race has conspicuous white supercilium extending narrowly to forehead... read more
Song a long, complex series of musical notes and trills; call a sharp “tjit”, sometimes... read more
Coastal rocky beaches, shores of lakes, rivers, and streams; sea-level to 2500 m.
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, gleaned from ground, rocks, beach debris and edge of water. Forages solitarily or in pairs.
Season evidently during austral spring-summer; eggs recorded in Sept–Jan, nestlings in Dec and fledglings in Nov–Jan.... read more
Mostly resident; some downslope movement in winter. Apparently leaves Tierra del Fuego after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common and widespread throughout range. Occurs in Vicente Pérez Rosales and Nahuelbuta National Parks, in Chile, and in Tierra del... read more
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