Ovenbirds (Furnariidae)

Royal Cinclodes (Cinclodes aricomae) - HBW 8, p. 253

French: Cinclode royal German: Weißkehl-Uferwipper Spanish: Remolinera Real

Taxonomy: Upucerthia aricomae Carriker, 1932, Aricoma Pass, 15,000 feet [c. 4570 m], Carabaya, Puno, Peru.
Has been placed in Geositta, but plumage and behaviour like those of present genus. Formerly treated as race of C. excelsior; justification for species rank rather weak, primarily plumage and micro-habitat differences. Monotypic.

Distribution: Very locally in Andes of S Peru (Apurímac, Cuzco, Puno) and W Bolivia (La Paz).

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