American Dipper

ID Info
Silhouette DippersDippers
American DipperCinclus mexicanus
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Cinclidae

Basic Description

A chunky bird of western streams, the American Dipper is North America's only truly aquatic songbird. It catches all of its food underwater in swiftly flowing streams by swimming and walking on the stream bottom.

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Other Names

  • Mirlo Acuático Norteamericano (Spanish)
  • Cincle d'Amérique (French)
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