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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).
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.
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.
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.