Surf Cinclodes (Cinclodes taczanowskii)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Quilca, Arequipa

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Matarani, Arequipa

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

Identification & Behavior: ~21 cm (8.2 in). The Surf Cinclodes is mostly brown with a patterned folded wing. It has a broad rufous wing band, which is visible when the bird flies or extends its wings. The underparts are speckled with pale or brown. The outer tail feathers are tipped with whitish brown.  It forages on rocks and adjacent wet sand that is constantly bathed by the surf. The Surf Cinclodes is unmistakable and is the only passerine bird in its habitat.

Status: Endemic. The Surf Cinclodes is common to uncommon at rocky shores.

Name in Spanish: Churrete Marisquero.

Sub-species: Surf Cinclodes (Cinclodes taczanowskii), Berlepsch and Stolzmann, 1892.

Meaning of Name: Cinclodes: Gr. kinklos= unknown waterside bird and oides= resembling. taczanowskii: In honor of Wladyslaw Kazimierovic Taczanowski (1819-1890) Polish zoologist, collector, Curator of Zoology, Warsaw University Mus., 1862-1890.

See more of the Family Furnariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapsurf-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.