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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Anatidae.


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  • Other birds include Pterocnemia pennata, Tinamotis pentlandii, and Chloephaga melanoptera.

    Central Andean dry puna

  • There seem to be, however, a few near endemics such as two geese (Chloephaga hybrida and C. rubiceps), blackish cinclodes (Cinclodes antarcticus), black throated finch (Melanodera melanodera) and striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis).

    Magellanic subpolar forests

  • Species in danger of extinction include the pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus celer) a very important herbivore in this area, the loica pampeana (Sturnella defilippi), Limosa haemastica, Chloephaga rubidiceps, Laterallus spilopterus and Coturnicops notata.

    Humid Pampas

  • Three species are of particular concern: Great grebe (Podiceps gallardoi), with few than 5,000 individuals remaining, Ruddy-headed goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps), with a serious decline in population numbers, and Striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis), whose numbers have declined due to hunting.

    Patagonian grasslands

  • Among them is the huachua (_Chloephaga melanoptera_, Eyt.), a species of goose.

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  • Species in danger of being extinct or vulnerable include the cauquén colorado (Chloephaga rubidiceps), huemul (Hippocamelus bisculus) ñandú petiso (Pterocnemia pennata), macá tobiano (Podiceps gallardoi), mara (Dolichotis patagonum), chinchillón anaranjado (Lagidium wolffsohni), guanaco (Lama guanicoe), zorro gris chico (Dusicyon griseus) and ballena franca (Eubalaena australis).

    Patagonian steppe

  • Threatened species in the ecoregion include the cauqué colorado (Chloephaga rubidiceps), the ñandú petiso (Pterocnemia pennata), the Patagonian Mara (Dolichotis patagonum), the guanaco (Lama guanicoe), the zorro gris chico (Dusicyon griseus), and the lobo de dos pelos (Aretocephalus australis).

    Patagonian grasslands

  • Endemic birds frequently found in the Santa Cruz Province and north of the Straits of Magellan include the hooded grebe (Podiceps gallardoi), Magellanic plover (Pluvianellus socialis), chocolate-vented tyrant (Neoxolmis rufiventris), canary-winged finch (Melanodera melanodera), short-billed miner (Geositta antarctica), ruddy-headed goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps), and striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis), which is found also south of the Straits of Magellan.

    Patagonian grasslands

  • Tachyeres), the Comb duck Sarkidiornis melanotos and kelp geese (Chloephaga).

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