French: Foulque cornue German: Rüsselblässhuhn Spanish: Focha cornuda
N Chile, SW Bolivia and NW Argentina.
46–53 cm; one male 2100 g, two females 1600 and 1900 g, two juveniles 1360 and 1500 g. Adult slate grey, darkest on head and neck; undertail-coverts black with two... read more
Apparently similar to that of F. gigantea, although only a low grunting series of 3–... read more
Barren Andean high-altitude lakes, both freshwater and brackish, with dense submerged aquatic... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Eats mainly aquatic plants, especially Myriophyllum, Potamogeton and Ruppia; also grass and some... read more
Breeds mainly Oct–Feb, although nest building recorded as early as Sept. Monogamous; may breed in colonies of up to 80 pairs. Nest... read more
May fly from one feeding ground to another. Local populations fluctuate greatly between periods of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Probably in decline. Normally occurs at low densities: 1–10 nesting... read more
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