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American Dipper

American dipper
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Cinclidae
Genus:Cinclus
Species:mexicanus
Binomial name
Cinclus mexicanus

The American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) is a small grey bird with a browner head that feeds on the bottom of fast-moving streams. It inhabits the mountainous regions of the western North America from Panama to Alaska.

The song consists of high whistles repeated a few times.

In most of its habits, it closely resembles its European counterpart, the White-throated Dipper, Cinclus cinclus.



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