Dipper

Latin Name:
Cinclus cinclus                                      

Common Name:
Dipper

Conservation Status:
Least concern  

Distribution:
Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Habitat:
Swiftly running rivers and streams or the lakes into which these fall

Diet:
Aquatic invertebrates including caddis worms and other aquatic insect larvae, beetles, Limnaea,  Ancylus and other freshwater molluscs, and also fish and small amphibians.

Size:
The white-throated dipper is about 18 centimetres (7.1 in) long

Number of young:
Three to six eggs

Gestation:
Eggs hatch in 14 - 16 days  

Life span:
Around 8 years