Royal Cinclodes
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Royal Cinclodes

Royal cinclodes
Cinclodes aricomae - Royal Cinclodes; Abra Malaga, Cuzco, Peru.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Furnariidae
Genus: Cinclodes
C. aricomae
Binomial name
Cinclodes aricomae
(Carriker, 1932)
Cinclodes aricomae map.svg

The royal cinclodes (Cinclodes aricomae) is a passerine bird which breeds in the Andes of south-east Peru and adjacent Bolivia. It was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the stout-billed cinclodes C. excelsior. It is 20 cm long and weighs 50 g with a heavy bill and dark chocolate-brown on the body, face and crown with whitish mottling and streaking on the breast.

This bird has a population of less than 250, and is classified as Critically Endangered. It is confined to tiny, humid patches of Polylepis woodland and montane scrub, and the major threat to its survival is the use of fire and heavy grazing which restrict the regeneration of Polylepis.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Cinclodes aricomae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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