Family Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Least Concern

Olrog's Cinclodes (Cinclodes olrogi)


French: Cinclode d’Olrog German: Zweifarb-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera de Olrog

Cinclodes olrogi

Nores and Yzurieta

, 1979,

Pampa de Achala, Sierras Grandes de Córdoba, 2200 m, Argentina


Has been considered conspecific with C. oustaleti by some authors and with C. fuscus by others, but plumage rather distinctive; nevertheless, genetic data#R#R support close relationship with C. oustaleti. Further research needed. Monotypic.


NC Argentina in W Córdoba (Sierras Grandes, Sierras de Comechingones) and NE San Luis (Sierras de San Luis).

Descriptive notes

17 cm; 24–32 g. Small, fairly dark cinclodes with medium-length, slightly decurved bill. Has white supercilium, blackish-brown crown, lores and auriculars; upperparts... read more


No information.


Open grassy and rocky areas, usually near streams and lakes; 1600–2800 m.

Food and feeding

Arthropods and presumably other invertebrates, gleaned from ground, rocks and mud. Solitary or in pairs.


Breeds during austral spring-summer; eggs and nestlings in Nov–Dec. Presumably monogamous. Nest at end of tunnel c. 0·3–0·5 m... read more


Mainly resident; some post-breeding downslope movement, to 900 m.

Status and conservation

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

Recommended citation

Remsen, J.V., Jr (2020). Olrog's Cinclodes (Cinclodes olrogi). 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 21 January 2020).