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Cipo Cinclodes

Cinclodes espinhacensis


Another new Brazilian endemic described in 2012, the Cipo Cinclodes (Cinclodes espinhacensis) from Minas Gerais where it’s range-restricted to the southern Espinhaço mountains from 1,100-1,500 meters. These mountains are also home to another two endemics, the magnificent Hyacinth Visorbearer (Augastes scutatus) and Cipo Canastero (Asthenes luizae). Morphologically the new Cinclodes differs from its closest sister species Long-tailed Cinclodes (C. pabsti) in having a darker back, richer yellowish brown underparts and its smaller size. The Cinclodes is only known from 9 localities with an estimated range of approximately 490 km2 and is already listed as Endangered. Photo of an individual singing.

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1 Comment

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Wow, thanks for bringing this newly discovered species to PN.

Catas Altas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 6, 2012
Submitted on Mar 13, 2013

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