White-throated dipper. A white-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) perched on a mossy bank by a river. It characteristically bobs up and down and then flies away. Also known as the European dipper, the white-throated dipper is an aquatic bird found in Europe and the Middle East. It walks into and under water in search of food such as small crustaceans and the larvae of aquatic insects. Footage filmed on the River Teifi, Wales, UK.