|Stout-billed Cinclodes Cinclodes excelsior
Colombian name: Cínclodes Cavador
do Ruiz, Risaralda, Colombia
The Stout-billed Cinclodes is distributed in the central Andes of Colombia and Ecuador. There is a distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in rocky paramo and wet meadows usually near water and between 3,200 and 5,200 metres.
similar to Bar-winged Cinclodes C.
fuscus but is larger with a longer, heavier and decurved bill. It uses the bill to probe in mud
and soil for invertebrates.
It is at the end of a tunnel excavated in a steep bank and it may be that the Stout-billed Cinclodes is linked mainly to volcanic areas for the ease of excavating such tunnels.
its calls is a nasal "kiu" though the song is a high-pitched trill.
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