Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Blackish Cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus) - HBW 8, p. 256

French: Cinclode fuligineux German: Rußbrauner-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera Negra
Other common names: Tussock-bird; Falkland Islands Cinclodes (antarcticus)

Taxonomy: Certhia antarctica Garnot, 1826, Falkland Islands.
Close relationship to the superspecies formed by C. taczanowskii and C. nigrofumosus or to C. patagonicus suggested by plumage and ecological similarities; alternatively, considered by some to represent a distinct lineage within the genus on basis of general morphology. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • maculirostris Dabbene, 1917 - extreme S South America, on Dawson I, Brecknock Peninsula (SW Tierra del Fuego), Navarino I, Cape Horn Archipelago and Staten I.
  • antarcticus (Garnot, 1826) - Falkland Is.