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Churrete acanelado

Cinclodes fuscus


Another Furnárido of the order of the Paserifórmes is the agellized churrete (Cinclodes fuscus). The Mapuche call it chiuchihuén. It has a length of 18 cm. Grayish brown tops with brown head and yellowish to whitish brownish to brown. Throat and cheeks whitish being the rest of the lower parts pale grayish brown lighter than the upper ones. Blackish primaries with red-brown alar band possible to see in flight. Tail like the back with edge of the outside feathers yellowish brown. Peak thin, black and legs of the same color.


This species is the most widespread since it is found from the coast to the mountain range and from Atacama to Tierra del Fuego, although in winter it is often lost from the area of Aysen and Magallanes arriving south to Chiloe. It is possible to find it in humid fields far away from the edges of water. Argentina; In winter to the SE of Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.

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X Región de Los Lagos, Chile

Lat: -41.64, Long: -73.59

Spotted on Apr 26, 2017
Submitted on Apr 26, 2017

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