White-capped Dipper (Cinclus leucocephalus) - HBW 10, p. 355
French: Cincle à tête blanche
Spanish: Mirlo-acuático Coroniblanco
Other common names: White-backed Dipper (leuconotus)
Taxonomy: Cinclus leucocephalus Tschudi, 1844, Department of Junín, Peru.
Forms a superspecies with C. schulzi; sometimes considered conspecific, but differs significantly in plumage coloration and pattern. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rivularis Bangs, 1899 - Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
- leuconotus P. L. Sclater, 1858 - Sierra de Perijá, and Andes from W Venezuela (S from Lara) S to Ecuador.
- leucocephalus Tschudi, 1844 - Andes of Peru and NW Bolivia (S to W Santa Cruz).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A bird moving among rocks and feeding Locality Urubamba River, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp leucocephalus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 July 2005 7 years ago 33 sec 4.4
A bird feeding and moving between the rocks Locality Urubamba River, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp leucocephalus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 July 2005 7 years ago 41 sec 4.4
A bird forages along a fast flowing stream. Locality Rincón, Huánuco Department, Peru (ssp leucocephalus)
Yoel Jimenez 4 November 2012 33 weeks ago 21 sec 4.3
unexpected here on this place Locality Afluente, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp leucocephalus)
Daniêl Jimenez 1 December 2012 28 weeks ago 51 sec 4.3
A couple showing their incredible ability to forage on slippery rocks Locality La Calera, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 17 weeks ago 45 sec 4.2
A bird feeding in rocks Locality Urubamba River, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp leucocephalus)
Josep del Hoyo 27 July 2005 8 years ago 35 sec 4
PhotosSee all 7 photos
A bird on the stone
Locality Guango Lodge, Napo Province, Ecuador (ssp leuconotus)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 23 September 2010 1 year ago 4.3
Adult bird in Alambi river
Locality Alambi Cloud Forest Lodge, Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Rafael Merchante 12 November 2010 32 weeks ago 4
Photographed at Termales Santa Rosa de Cabal
Locality Risaralda Department, Colombia (ssp leuconotus)
Peter Franze 21 December 2010 1 year ago 3.9
Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp leuconotus)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 25 November 2009 4 years ago 3.8
One adult bird.
Locality Aguas Calientes, Cusco Department, Peru (ssp leucocephalus)
Carlos Gussoni 15 November 2011 2 years ago 2.9
Walking over rocks.
Locality Milpe, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
David Weaver 4 December 2011 1 year ago 2.7
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