Habitat Bogs with short grass and Distichia cushion-plants or adjacent puna grassland, Vitbukad cinclodes, vitbukig cinklod Ukrainian: White-bellied Cinclodes Cinclodes palliatus von Tschudi, Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Search Avibase search Pallitus by families. There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages. Recommended citation Remsen, J.
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Description[ edit ] The white-bellied cinclodes is larger and has a longer tail than other members of its genus and more resembles a mockingbird than a typical Cinclodes. The crown is brownish-grey, the upper parts and wings rufous-brown with a broad white wing bar, and the underparts pure white. It has previously also been recorded in the Huancavelica Region but recent surveys of that area have failed to find it.
It has very specific habitat requirements; it needs mineral-rich, boggy terrain where such cushion plants as Distichia grow, with crags and rocky slopes nearby. This habitat is often found near the foot of glaciers, but there is much apparently suitable habitat where the birds are not present. Its breeding habits are not well known, but the nest is usually hidden in a rock crevice. No previously unknown locations were found.
Between and , further survey work was undertaken; bogs were visited and birds were recorded inhabiting 18 of them, giving an estimated total population of birds of under Their habitat is being disturbed by mining activities and the dumping of spoil from mines, the extraction of peat , and overgrazing by alpacas , llamas and sheep. If these activities continue there is a poor outlook for the birds, and as a result the International Union for Conservation of Nature have assessed them as being "critically endangered".