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Family: Rheidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Greater Rhea Rhea americana Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Lesser (Darwin´s) Rhea Rhea (Pterocnemia) pennata (tarapacensis) Argentina, Chile
Family: Tinamidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Solitary Tinamou Tinamus solitarius Argentina Near-threatened
Brown Tinamou Crypturellus obsoletus Uruguay
Small-billed Tinamou Crypturellus parvirostris Argentina
Tataupa Tinamou Crypturellus tataupa Argentina
Undulated Tinamou Crypturellus undulatus Argentina
Huayco Tinamou Rhynchotus maculicollis Argentina
Red-winged Tinamou Rhynchotus rufescens Argentina, Uruguay
Brushland Tinamou Nothoprocta cinerascens Argentina
Ornate Tinamou Nothoprocta ornata Chile, Argentina
Andean Tinamou Nothoprocta pentlandii Argentina
Chilean Tinamou Nothoprocta perdiciaria Chile Endemic of Chile
Darwin's Nothura (Tinamou) Nothura darwinii Argentina
Spotted Nothura (Tinamou) Nothura maculosa Argentina, Uruguay
Elegant Crested-Tinamou Eudromia elegans Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Quebracho Crested-Tinamou Eudromia formosa Argentina
Patagonian Tinamou Tinamotis ingoufi Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Puna Tinamou Tinamotis pentlandii Chile, Argentina
Family: Anhimidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Southern Screamer Chauna torquata Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Anatidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Argentina, Uruguay
White-faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Argentina, Uruguay
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis Argentina
Graylag Goose Anser anser Argentina Introduced species
Black-necked Swan Cygnus melancoryphus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Orinoco Goose Neochen (Oressochen) jubata Argentina Near-threatened
Andean Goose Chloephaga (Oressochen) melanoptera Chile, Argentina
Kelp Goose Chloephaga hybrida Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Ashy-headed Goose Chloephaga poliocephala Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Falkland Steamer-Duck Tachyeres brachypterus Argentina Endemic of SSA
White-headed (Chubut) Steamer-Duck Tachyeres leucocephalus Argentina Endemic of Argentina Vulnerable
Flying Steamer-Duck Tachyeres patachonicus Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Fligthless (Fuegian) Steamer-Duck Tachyeres pteneres Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata Argentina, Uruguay
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Argentina, Uruguay
Brazilian Duck (Teal) Amazonetta brasiliensis Argentina, Uruguay
Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Bronze-winged (Spectacled) Duck Speculanas (Anas) specularis Chile, Argentina Near-threatened
Ringed Teal Callonetta (Anas) leucophrys Argentina, Uruguay
Chiloe (Southern) Wigeon Anas (Mareca) sibilatrix Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Yellow-billed (Speckled) Teal Anas flavirostris Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Yellow-billed (Brown) Pintail Anas georgica Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis Argentina, Uruguay
Cinnamon Teal Anas (Spatula) cyanoptera Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Blue-winged Teal Anas (Spatula) discors Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Rare/Accidental
Red Shoveler Anas (Spatula) platalea Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Puna Teal Anas (Spatula) puna Chile, Argentina
Silver Teal Anas (Spatula) versicolor Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma Chile, Argentina Rare/Accidental
Rosy-billed Pochard Netta peposaca Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Black-headed Duck Heteronetta atricapilla Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Masked Duck Nomonyx (Oxyura) dominicus Argentina, Uruguay
(Andean) Ruddy-Duck Oxyura ferruginea (jamaicensis) Chile, Argentina
Lake (Argentine) Ruddy-Duck Oxyura vittata Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Torrent Duck Merganetta armata Chile, Argentina
Brazilian Merganser Mergus octosetaceus Argentina Critically endangered
Family: Cracidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Red-faced Guan Penelope dabbenei Argentina
Dusky-legged Guan Penelope obscura Argentina, Uruguay
Yungas Guan Penelope bridgesi Argentina
Rusty-margined Guan Penelope superciliaris Argentina
Black-fronted Piping-Guan Pipile (Aburria) jacutinga Argentina
Chaco Chachalaca Ortalis canicollis Argentina
Bare-faced Curassow Crax fasciolata Argentina
Family: Phasianidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera Argentina
Common (Ring-necked) Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Argentina
Family: Odontophoridae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
California Quail Callipepla (Lophortyx) californica Chile, Argentina Introduced species
Spot-winged Wood-Quail Odontophorus capueira Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Cathartidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus Chile, Argentina Near-threatened, National bird of Chile
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Podicipedidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia (Podiceps) rolland Argentina, Uruguay
Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi Argentina Endemic of Argentina Critically endangered
Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis (uninensis) Chile, Argentina
Great Grebe Podiceps (Podicephorus) major Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Least Grebe Tachybaptus (Podiceps) dominicus Argentina, Uruguay
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Austral (Chilean) Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Andean Flamingo Phoenicopterus (Phoenicoparrus) andinus Chile, Argentina Vulnerable
James's (Puna) Flamingo Phoenicopterus (Phoenicoparrus) jamesi Chile, Argentina Near-threatened
Family: Spheniscidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri Chile, Argentina Near-threatened
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Chile, Argentina
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus Chile, Argentina
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua Chile, Argentina
Magellanic (Patagonian) Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Endemic of SSA Near-threatened
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti Chile Vulnerable
Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome (crestatus) Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Vulnerable
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus Chile, Argentina Vulnerable
Family: Diomedeidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora (sanfordi) Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Vulnerable
Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Vulnerable
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis Chile Vulnerable
Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Critically endangered
Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Argentina, Uruguay Endangered
Ligth-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Chile, Argentina Near-threatened
Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche (Diomedea) chlororhynchos Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche (Diomedea) chrysostoma Chile, Argentina Endangered
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche (Diomedea) melanophris Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Buller’s Albatross Thalassarche bulleri Chile, Argentina Near-threatened
White-capped (Shy) Albatross Thalassarche (Diomedea) cauta Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini Chile Vulnerable
Family: Procellariidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Southern (Common) Giant-Petrel Macronectes giganteus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Hall's (Nothern) Giant-Petrel Macronectes halli Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Antarctic Petrel Thalassoica antarctica Chile, Argentina
Pintado (Cape) Petrel Daption capense Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Snow Petrel Pagodroma nivea Argentina
Kerguelen Petrel Pterodroma (Aphrodroma) brevirostris Argentina, Uruguay
Juan Fernandez Petrel Pterodroma externa Chile Vulnerable
Masatierra Petrel Pterodroma defilippiana Chile Vulnerable
Hooded (Atlantic) Petrel Pterodroma incerta Argentina, Uruguay Endangered
White-headed Petrel Pterodroma lessonii Chile, Argentina
Stejneger's Petrel Pterodroma longirostris Chile Vulnerable
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Argentina, Uruguay
Kermadec Petrel Pterodroma neglecta Chile
Blue Petrel Halobaena caerulea Chile, Argentina
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur Argentina
Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Thin-billed (Slender-billed) Prion Pachyptila belcheri Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea Argentina Near-threatened
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Vulnerable
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata Argentina, Uruguay Vulnerable
Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica Chile, Argentina Vulnerable
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Argentina
Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii Argentina Near-threatened
Buller's Shearwater Puffinus (Ardenna) bulleri Chile Vulnerable
Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus (Ardenna) creatopus Chile Vulnerable
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus (Ardenna) grisea Chile, Argentina, Uruguay Near-threatened
Great Shearwater Puffinus (Ardenna) gravis Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Argentina, Uruguay
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis (elegans) Chile, Argentina
Peruvian Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides garnotii Chile Endangered
South-Georgia Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus Argentina
Magellanic Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides magellani Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix Chile, Argentina
Family: Hydrobatidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
White-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta grallaria Chile, Argentina
Black-bellied Storm-Petrel Fregetta tropica Argentina, Uruguay
Elliot's Storm-Petrel Oceanites gracilis Chile Data deficient
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus Chile, Argentina, Uruguay
Pincoya Storm-Petrel Oceanites pincoyae Chile Endemic of Chile Data deficient
Grey-backed Storm-Petrel Garrodia nereis Chile, Argentina Endemic of SSA
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina Argentina, Uruguay
Wedge-rumped Storm-petrel Oceanodroma (Hydrobates) tethys Chile
Markham's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma (Hydrobates) marhami Chile
Ringed Storm-petrel Oceanodroma (Hydrobates) hornbyi Chile
Family: Ciconiidae
Name Scientific Name Countries Endemism Status Guide E-Bird
Maguari Stork Ciconia maguari Argentina, Uruguay
Jabirú Jabiru mycteria Argentina, Uruguay
American Wood Stork Mycteria americana Argentina, Uruguay