French: Cinclode à ailes blanches German: Schwarzschwanz-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera castaña
Upuarthia [sic] atacamensis
R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede], 1857,
San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta, Chile.
See C. palliatus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. a. atacamensis
(R. A. Philippi [Krumwiede], 1857) – Andes from C Peru (Ancash, Huánuco, Pasco) S to C Chile (S locally to Santiago) and through Andes of Bolivia to NW Argentina (S to Mendoza).
C. a. schocolatinus
Reichenow, 1920 – WC Argentina (W Córdoba, NE San Luis).
19–20 cm; 45–56 g. Fairly large, contrastingly marked cinclodes with long, decurved bill. Has whitish supercilium, brownish-grey loral area, greyish-brown... read more
Song a trill; call a loud, whistled “wheet”.
Puna grassland and rocky or shrubby slopes, mostly at 2800–4500 m, locally down to... read more
Food and feeding
Reported dietary items are Coleoptera (Elmidae), Lepidoptera larvae, spiders, and snails (Littoridina). Solitary or in pairs.... read more
Season apparently during austral spring-summer; eggs in Nov and nestlings in Nov–Dec in Chile and Argentina; nestlings in Oct in S... read more
Mostly resident; some post-breeding downslope movement by race schocolatinus and other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common. Has comparatively large geographical range. Nature of habitat occupied by this species and its altitudinal range render it... read more
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