French: Cinclode d’Oustalet German: Grauflanken-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera chica
W. E. D. Scott, 1900,
Valparaíso, central Chile.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. o. baeckstroemii
Lönnberg, 1921 – Alejandro Selkirk I, in Juan Fernández Is, off C Chile.
C. o. oustaleti
W. E. D. Scott, 1900 – Chile (Antofagasta S to Aisén) and W Argentina (Mendoza S to W Santa Cruz).
C. o. hornensis
Dabbene, 1917 – Desolación I (S Chile), Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn Archipelago; some migrate N to S Argentina and C Chile.
17–18 cm; 22–31 g. Small, dark cinclodes with medium-length, slightly decurved bill. Nominate race has buff supercilium, speckled at front, blackish-brown... read more
Song is similar to its congeners, a fast dry twittery trill rising in pitch , introduced by a few... read more
Open grassy and rocky areas, from sea-level to 4200 m. In montane areas, often found near streams. read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods and presumably other invertebrates, gleaned from ground, grass and rocks. Forages singly or in pairs.
Breeds during austral spring-summer; eggs in Oct in S Chile, and nestlings in Oct in CW Argentina. Presumably monogamous. Nest at end of... read more
Many populations apparently resident, but much downslope movement in winter. S race hornensis... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Occurs in Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, in Chile, and in Tierra del Fuego National Park, in Argentina. Habitat... read more
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