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1 June 2017 Brown Dippers (Cinclus pallasi) Overwintering At −65°C in Northeastern Siberia
Vladimir Dinets, Michael Sanchez
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The Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasi) was discovered to be a regular winter resident in the mountains of Verkhoyansk Range in Northeastern Siberia. This area is one of the coldest in the Northern Hemisphere, with winter temperatures normally staying around −50 °C and occasionally dropping below −65 °C. Despite the extreme cold, the birds exhibited normal foraging behavior. Precise breeding locations of these dippers, wintering almost 200 km NW from the species' known range, remain unknown.

Vladimir Dinets and Michael Sanchez "Brown Dippers (Cinclus pallasi) Overwintering At −65°C in Northeastern Siberia," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(2), 397-400, (1 June 2017).
Received: 10 May 2016; Accepted: 1 November 2016; Published: 1 June 2017
Cinclus pallasii
cold tolerance
winter range
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