French: Cincle à gorge rousse German: Rostkehl-Wasseramsel Spanish: Mirlo acuático gorjirrufo
Cerro Bayo, Tucumán, Argentina
E Andes in S Bolivia (S Chuquisaca, W Tarija) and NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Tucumán).
14–15·5 cm; 39·5 g. Plumage is dull dark brownish-grey above, wings and tail slightly darker; white on bases of inner webs of primaries (visible when wing... read more
Song a loud melodious warbling or trilling, resembles that of C. cinclus; call a loud... read more
Fast-flowing rocky mountain streams and rivers, 5–15 m wide, with cascades, waterfalls, and... read more
Food and feeding
Food aquatic insects and larvae; one stomach contained mostly beetle imagos (Coleoptera). Forages by wading in shallow water or standing on... read more
Nests and eggs Sept–Jan. Monogamous, so far as is known; solitary nester. Large globular nest 24 cm high, 22 cm wide and 14 cm deep,... read more
Resident; some altitudinal movement in cold weather.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restrictedrange species: present in Argentine and South Bolivian Yungas EBA. Uncommon to locally common. Range covers approximately 600 km × 100 km, but... read more
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