The Brown Dipper, also called the Asian Dipper and Pallas's Dipper, forages on mountain streams of Central and Southern Asia.
As its name indicates and like other dippers, it leans and
dives into the water from rocks and banks.
The adult male and female (above) are wholly plain brown. The White-bellied Dipper (Cinclus cinclus leucogaster)
- not shown here - overlaps the range and can be seen on the same stretches of stream as the Brown Dipper in some Himalayan regions.
The juvenile, above, is speckled. All photos above are from Kazakhstan. The sharp photos in the top row and the juvenile are from Alexandra Makhnina.