New South Wales, Australia.
Specific name previously listed as rubricollis, but this name may be indeterminable; it has been suggested as perhaps a composite, based on two illustrations, one of present species and another of Phalaropus lobatus; in an attempt to clarify its identity, a neotype was designated#R, but circumstances of present case do not qualify for such procedure; to resolve the situation, the Phalaropus illustration was designated as the lectotype of rubricollis, thus formally removing this name from synonymy of present species, and leaving cucullatus as the oldest available name for this taxon#R. Name tregellasi (“Ellen’s brook, South-West Australia”) not accepted and rarely mentioned in modern ornithological literature. Monotypic.
S Australia and Tasmania.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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