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Bird - White-throated Dipper

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Dippers are so-called because of their bobbing or dipping movements. They are unique among passerines for their ability to dive and swim underwater.


The genus Cinclus was introduced by the German naturalist Moritz Balthasar Borkhausen in 1797 with the white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) as the type species. The name cinclus is from the Ancient Greek word kinklos that was used to describe small tail-wagging birds that resided near water.

The White-throated or European dipper inhabits the banks of fast-moving upland rivers with cold, clear waters, though, outside the breeding season, they may visit lake shores and sea coasts.

Unlike many water birds, dippers are generally similar in form to many terrestrial birds (for example they do not have webbed feet), but they do have some morphological and physiological adaptations to their aquatic habits. Their wings are relatively short but strongly muscled, enabling them to be used as flippers underwater. They have dense plumage with a large preen gland for waterproofing their feathers. Relatively long legs and sharp claws enable them to hold on to rocks in swift water. Their eyes have well-developed focus muscles that can change the curvature of the lens to enhance underwater vision. They have nasal flaps to prevent water entering their nostrils.

Individual bird silhouettes (blackbirds, sparrows and more) in different sizes and scales for indoor and outside. Made from steel. Some available in more than one size - see each bird for more information.

Size: Dipper = 144mm high.

All our birds are designed to fix to fences, posts and walls unless otherwise indicated. Important note: we advise against hammering any metal design into a living tree. Use of nails or screws also puts a living tree at risk of disease and damage over time.

      Material: Unless otherwise specified all are zinc-coated mild steel, powder coated in Dark Grey for indoor and outdoor use.