Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Dark-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus)


Taxonomy

French: Cinclode à ventre sombre German: Streifenbrust-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera araucana
Taxonomy:

Motacilla patagonica

J. F. Gmelin

, 1789,

Tierra del Fuego

.

Genetic data#R#R indicate that this species is sister to the pair C. taczanowskii and C. nigrofumosus. Race chilensis poorly differentiated, perhaps not diagnosable. Two subspecies recognized.

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.
  • Descriptive notes

    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

    Voice

    Song a long, complex series of musical notes and trills; call a sharp “tjit”, sometimes... read more

    Habitat

    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.

    Breeding

    Season evidently during austral spring-summer; eggs recorded in Sept–Jan, nestlings in Dec and fledglings in Nov–Jan.... read more

    Movements

    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

    Recommended citation

    Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Dark-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/56385 on 18 August 2019).