Monday, 17 February 2014

Cinclus pallasii (Brown Dipper) - Sikkim Bird

Cinclus pallasii (Brown Dipper)
Venue: Shantinagar, Singtam  East Sikkim
Date: January 7, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:            Passeriformes
Family:           Cinclidae
Genus:            Cinclus
Species:           C. pallasii

Binomial name: Cinclus pallasii Temminck, 1820

Other Names:  Brown dipper, Pallas's dipper, Asian dipper or the Asiatic dipper

Special feature:  This dipper is are the biggest among the dipper family. It is found in the low elevation flowing stream.

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