Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Near Threatened

Long-tailed Cinclodes (Cinclodes pabsti)


Taxonomy

French: Cinclode à longue queue German: Langschwanz-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera colilarga
Taxonomy:

Cinclodes pabsti

Sick

, 1969,

between Tainhas and Taimbézinho, 16 km north-east of Tainhas along road to Cambaré, c. 1000 m, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Basal in genus, and not particularly close to any congener#R#R; plumage similarities and biogeography suggest closest relationship is with C. fuscus. Race espinhacensis described as a full species#R, but differs very little genetically#R, morphologically (darker in plumage; score 2) and vocally (two minor differences; score 2). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. p. espinhacensis Freitas et al., 2012 – Cipo Cinclodes – Serra do Espinhaço Meridional from Serra do Abreu (Congonhas do Norte) to Serra da Pedra Redonda (Jaboticatubas), in Minas Gerais, EC Brazil.
  • C. p. pabsti Sick, 1969 – Long-tailed Cinclodes – extreme SE Brazil (SE Santa Catarina, NE Rio Grande do Sul).
  • Descriptive notes

    21–22 cm; 49–55 g. Large cinclodes with fairly long, straight bill, relatively long tail. Has long and conspicuous white supercilium, dark band from lores to rear... read more

    Voice

    Song a prolonged trill, increasing in volume towards end, given from perch or in flight; call a... read more

    Habitat

    Southern temperate grassland, also pastures and agricultural land; open grassland, often rocky and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Arthropods and presumably other invertebrates, gleaned from ground, grass, and water’s edge. Forages singly or in pairs.

    Breeding

    Breeds during austral spring-summer; nestlings in Sept and Nov–Dec. Presumably monogamous. Nest a platform of grass and feathers... read more

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Atlantic Forest Mountains EBA. Uncommon to fairly common within its small... read more

    Recommended citation

    Remsen, J.V., Jr (2019). Long-tailed Cinclodes (Cinclodes pabsti). 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/56382 on 16 February 2019).