Name: Dipper

Scientific name: Cinclus cinclus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A medium-sized, dumpy, short-tailed bird, chocolate brown with a white throat and chest, about 20cm long. Dippers feed on underwater invertebrates such a stonefly larvae and caddisfly larvae, going completely underwater to find them. They can often be see

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: Widespread on fast-flowing rivers and streams in the uplands.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: Dippers have a third, transparent eyelid called a 'nictating membrane' that they can close, enabling them to see underwater.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Mink_ox
    • Date: 2017-01-30 10:08:41
    • Mink_ox

    İ've also heard they have a third eyelid,a transparent one that helps them see underwater when they hunt for insect larvae underwater

  • Mink_ox
    • Date: 2017-01-30 10:05:22
    • Mink_ox

    it is so interesting how they just bob up and down

  • Oysterama
    • Date: 2012-06-11 14:59:27
    • Oysterama

    dippers are cute!!!