Chubut Steamerduck

It is the most recently recognized species of steamer duck, being described only in 1981. This is because it is only found along a rather small and sparsely populated stretch of coast around the Golfo San Jorge in southern Chubut and northern Santa Cruz Provinces, and because steamer ducks in general look fairly similar in plumage.

The Chubut Steamerduck is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Magellanic Plover, Chubut Steamerduck and the uncommon Lesser Shrike Tyrant. In addition to these wonderful birds sightings of Southern Right Whales and numerous mammals of Patagonia. I am grateful for the expertise of Patricio as leader and Macelo de Cruz in and aroundTierra del Fuego. October 14th/15th: London - Frankfurt - Sao Paulo - Buenos Aires - Costanera Sur - Bahia Blanca Daily total 55 New trip birds 55 Running total 55 Weather: Sunny and pleasant in Argentina, 20c. More

The Chubut Steamerduck is currently considered Near Threatened as it almost meets criteria C2b and D2. The population has been estimated at fewer than 10,000 individuals, but is believed to be stable (Wetlands International 2002), a situation unchanged from the previous global waterbird population estimates (Rose & Scott 1997). Wetlands International (2002) includes a note that More

Guan, Southern Screamer, Chubut Steamerduck • Olrog’s Gull, Great Dusky Swift, Burrowing Parrot, Many-coloured Rush Tyrant • Boat trip for Southern Right Whales • Visit to the world’s biggest Magellanic Penguin colony Blond-crested Woodpecker at Iguazu © tour participant Charles Lowe Blond-crested Woodpecker at Iguazu © tour participant Charles Lowe From the Pampas plains and steppes of Patagonia, to the mighty falls roaring through the subtropical forests at Iguazú, our tour to Argentina picks the very best of this vast country - More

Chubut Steamerduck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) is a flightless bird species endemic to a narrow coastal sector in Patagonia, Argentina. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the species was included under the near threatened category based on the lack of information because there has never been an estimation of its population size. More

Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Tachyeres
Species : leucocephalus
Authority : Humphrey & Thompson, 1981