Cream-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes albiventris)

Order: Passeriformes | Family: Furnariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Huaraz, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Santa Eulalia, Lima

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Milloq, Lima

Identification & Behavior: ~18 cm (7 in). The Cream-winged Cinclodes has a brown mantle and crown with a buffy or pale supercilium. The folded wing is patterned with shades of rufous, brown, and dusky. The unmarked mantle contrasts with the patterned wing. It has a whitish band on the wing. The throat is pale. The underparts are brown freckled on the breast with pale or brown spots. It has white tips on the outer tail feathers. It forages in open areas with short grass and sparse shrubs. It is similar to the White-winged Cinclodes but is distinguished by showing a contrast between the mantle and the primary wing coverts, which are of the same color in the White-winged Cinclodes. The Cream-winged Cinclodes’ range does not overlap with that of the Chestnut-winged Cinclodes.

Status: Uncommon to rare in Amazonian lowlands where largely restricted to oxbow lakes and slow flowing rivers. Often seen drying themselves with their wings open. It also occurs in Bo, Br, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Churrete de Ala Crema.

Sub-species: Cream-winged Cinclodes (Cinclodes albiventris albiventris), (R. A. Philippi and Landbeck), 1861.

Meaning of Name: Cinclodes: Gr. kinklos= unknown waterside bird and oides= resembling. albiventris: L. albus white; venter, ventris belly.

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Distribution Mapcream-winged_cinclodes



    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.