Dippers

(Cinclidae)

Class Aves Order Passeriformes Suborder Passeri (Oscines) Family Cinclidae

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Medium-sized passerines with plump bodies, rounded wings, short tails, and sturdy legs, adapted to an exclusively aquatic existence in rushing mountain streams

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 5 species

Habitat

Mountain streams

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species

Distribution

Eurasia, from Ireland, Scandinavia to east Siberia, Japan, west China, north India, central Asia, Caucasus, Turkey, southern Europe, northern Africa, western North America, Central America, western South America to northern Argentina

Distribution

Eurasia, from Ireland, Scandinavia to east Siberia, Japan, west China, north India, central Asia, Caucasus, Turkey, southern Europe, northern Africa, western North America, Central America, western South America to northern Argentina

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