French: Pluvianelle magellanique German: Magellanregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito de Magallanes
G. R. Gray
Straits of Magellan
S Argentina and extreme S Chile. Winters N to Valdés Peninsula, and sometimes as far as Buenos Aires province, in SC Argentina.
19·5–21·5 cm; male 79–102 g, female 69·5–87 g. Pale grey turnstone-like wader, with very short legs; soft grey upperparts and breast;... read more
A ringing “coo” or “ceu” is most frequently heard vocalization, which... read more
During breeding season, occurs in highlands, at open shores of freshwater or brackish lakes, also... read more
Food and feeding
During breeding season takes tiny arthropods; chironomid larvae apparently form staple food in winter. Pecks food from surface, turns over... read more
Laying probably early Sept to mid Nov. Solitary, with strongly defended territories, often near small streams; additional feeding territory... read more
Resident, dispersive and migratory. Post-breeding, birds move to coast with some travelling... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Total population perhaps does not exceed 1500 birds, although it has been suggested that true figure may as... read more
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