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American Dipper
Cinclus mexicanus


Size: 8 inches
Overall Color: dark gray
Occurrence: near fast moving mountain streams
Diet: aquatic insect larvae
Nest: arched nest of moss on rocks in or near streams
Field Identification: gray birds that wades in fast moving streams probing for insects
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 62 Cinclidae (dippers)
Genus: Cinclus
Species: mexicanus

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