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Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
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Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

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AKA White throated Dipper.
A short tailed bobbing bird that is to be found on fast moving rivers and streams with plenty of exposed rocks and river banks. It is remarkable in its method of walking into and under water in search of food. It feeds on insect larvae and freshwater shrimps. A resident bird.

Eggs: 4-5
Incubation: 16 days
Fledging: 20-24 days
Maximum lifespan: 8 years
Length: 18cm



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