whitebelliedcinclodes

November 4, 2016 – White-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus)

Endemic to Peru, these birds are found in boggy areas with short grass, often near streams, in the Andes mountains. They feed on worms, small frogs, and insects, foraging in vegetation or around water. Though their nesting behavior is not well studied, a nest has been observed in a rocky area, built from plant materials and feathers. They are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, as their specialized habitat is threatened by the extraction of peat and by mining. Their population is estimated to be fewer than 500 birds.

Also see this video of a family group running around.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s