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American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)

American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)

American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)



American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)

Class: Aves
Family: Cinclidae
Common Name: American Dipper
Genus: Cinclus
Species Name: mexicanus

About The American Dipper

Cinclus mexicanus, the American Dipper, can be found in the mountains of western North America from lower California to northern Alaska. It is also found in Mexico south to Panama. The American Dipper never leaves the company of water. During winter, they sometimes become more common in the lower reaches of the streams on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada (California). In California, Dippers range in elevation from sea level along the central and northern coast, to over 9,000 feet in the central Sierra Nevada, and upwards to 10,000 feet in the White Mountains. Wanderers occasionally exceed 12,000 feet in the central Sierra Nevada. (Schoenherr 1995, Small 1994)

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); neotropical (Native )



Rights Holder: The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Bibliographic Citation: Camoroda, A. 2001. "Cinclus mexicanus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 27, 2013 at Citation Link

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