Cinclidae – Dippers

White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) by Ian

White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) by Ian

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26 NKJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Cinclidae – Dippers


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Species (5)

Cinclus
White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasii)
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)
White-capped Dipper (Cinclus leucocephalus)
Rufous-throated Dipper (Cinclus schulzii)

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A White-capped Dipper by Keith Blomerley

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Dippers are members of the genus Cinclus in the bird family Cinclidae, named for their bobbing or dipping movements. They are unique among passerines for their ability to dive and swim underwater.

Dippers are small, stout, short-tailed, short-winged, strong-legged birds. The different species are generally dark brown (sometimes nearly black), or brown and white in colour, apart from the Rufous-throated Dipper which is brown with a reddish-brown throat patch. Sizes range from 14–22 cm in length and 40-90 g in weight, with males larger than females. Their short wings give them a distinctive whirring flight. They have a characteristic bobbing motion when perched beside the water, giving them their name. (Wikipedia)

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