J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
“in insula novi anni” = New Year’s Island, near Staten Island, Argentina.
Formerly, with T. branickii, considered a race of T. caudatus; specific separation from T. branickii recently demonstrated#R, being based on rufous-chestnut of crown forming a distinct cap and not continuing smudgily onto face and upper neck (2); presence of a throat wattle (3); rusty-buff vs whitish patch on upper belly (2); narrower belly patch (ns); longer bill (2); and shorter tail (2). Monotypic.
S Chile and S Argentina, migrating outside breeding season to N Argentina; isolated population in coastal Peru.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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