American Dipper

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American Dipper

The American dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) inhabits the mountainous regions of Central America and western North America from Panama to Alaska. Also known as a water ouzel, is a stocky dark grey bird with a tinged-brown head, and white feathers on the eyelids. It is 16.5 cm long and weighs on average 46 g.

Adults have large head, short neck, short tail and a thin bill. Youngers are Similar to adults, but with faint pale barring on underside. This bird can see underwater and searchs food underwater.

Common Name: American Dipper
Scientific Name: Cinclus mexicanus
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