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Cinclodes patagonicus chilensis


It measures 21 cms. Its coloration is brown to dark brown with marked white eyebrows that extend to the nape of the neck, without getting together. Throat also white. Striated chest with light brown spots. Side pillar with cinnamon tips. Dark beak and cornered legs.


It can be observed from sea level to 2,500 meters above sea level. Associated with habitat near water, preferably stony banks of rivers, lakes, streams and swamps. It is found throughout all of Chile and in the south of Argentina. The subspecies Cinclodes patagonicus patagonicus is observed in southern Chile, from the Gulf of Penas to Tierra del Fuego.


It reproduces from September to November throughout its distribution range. Look for soft terrains where you can build your nest. It also often uses holes in ravines or rocks, always near water. They put 2 to 4 eggs.

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josecardenasvejar 6 days ago

Thanks Sergio Monteiro :-)


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 weeks ago

Congratulations Jose.

josecardenasvejar 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tukup!

Tukup 2 weeks ago

Nice clear shot José. Congratulations on the SOTD.

josecardenasvejar 2 weeks ago

Thanks DanielePralong, AntónioGinjaGinja and Neil Ross!!

Greetings from Chile


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 weeks ago

Congratulations, José. A wonderful spotting of this lovely bird, and nice photos too. And thanks, Daniele, for adding the link so we can hear the bird calls. It adds a whole new dimension to the spotting.

Beautiful capture Jose',congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 2 weeks ago

Congratulations José, your churette is our Spotting of the Day!

"We travel all the way to Chile today with this Dark-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes patagonicus chilensis) as our Spotting of the Fay! This member of the Furnariidae family is found along rivers and rocky shores in Argentina and Chile. It has streaky dark gray underparts, and noticeable bold white supercilium and throat. You can hear its calls here:
Know as "churrete" (meaning spot, stain) in Spanish".



Región de Los Lagos, Chile

Lat: -41.64, Long: -73.56

Spotted on Feb 26, 2019
Submitted on Feb 26, 2019

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