White-throated Dipper

Cinclus cinclus - Cincle plongeur

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Cinclidés

  • Genus
    :

    Cinclus

  • Species
    :

    cinclus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 20 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 25 à 30 cm.
  • Weight
    : 46 à 75 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) is a species of bird in the Cinclidae family.

Subspecific information 14 Subspecies

  • Cinclus cinclus hibernicus (Ireland and w Scotland)
  • Cinclus cinclus gularis (Scotland. except w. , n, c and w England and Wales)
  • Cinclus cinclus cinclus (n Europe, w and c France and n Spain, Corsica and Sardinia)
  • Cinclus cinclus aquaticus (c and s Europe)
  • Cinclus cinclus olympicus (Cyprus)
  • Cinclus cinclus minor (nw Africa)
  • Cinclus cinclus rufiventris (w Syria and Lebanon)
  • Cinclus cinclus uralensis (Ural Mts.. w Russia.)
  • Cinclus cinclus caucasicus (Turkey to the Caucasus, n Iran and n Iraq)
  • Cinclus cinclus persicus (sw Iran)
  • Cinclus cinclus leucogaster (sc Russia, nw China south to Afghanistan and n Pakistan)
  • Cinclus cinclus baicalensis (sc and se Siberia)
  • Cinclus cinclus cashmeriensis (w and c Himalayas)
  • Cinclus cinclus przewalskii (e Himalayas, s Tibet and w China)

Foreign names

  • Cincle plongeur,
  • Mirlo-acuático Europeo,
  • Melro d'àgua,
  • Wasseramsel,
  • Vízirigó,
  • Waterspreeuw,
  • Merlo acquaiolo comune,
  • Strömstare,
  • Fossekall,
  • vodnár potočný,
  • skorec vodní,
  • Vandstær,
  • koskikara,
  • merla d'aigua europea,
  • Fossbúi,
  • pluszcz (zwyczajny),
  • ūdensstrazds,
  • povodni kos,
  • Оляпка,
  • ムナジロカワガラス,
  • 河乌,
  • 白喉河烏,

Voice song and cries

Cincle plongeur
adult

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) :

Geographic range

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