White-bellied Cinclodes

South America


Cinclodes palliatus


Its high-altitude bog habitat has been devastated by mining activities including peat extraction, overgrazing of animals, and mine-related pollution.

The White-Bellied Cinclodes from the Furnariidae family exclusively inhabits the grassland regions of Peru. Because it has very specialised habitat requirements, population growth has been difficult to pursue.

Adults can grow up to 9 inches in length – with a longer tail than other members of its genus – and can be identified by its fast, high-pitched chattering ‘pipipi’ or wee-wee-wee’. This passerine bird species has white wing bar and underbelly, grey crown, and brown wings.