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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Falconidae.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I have there noted all their specific varieties, and have corrected the erroneous accounts given of them by some previous travellers.] [Footnote 68: _Phalcoboenus montanus_, Orb.] [Footnote 69: The Magay is the stem of the American Agave.

    Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests


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