Tawny-throated dotterel

The tawny-throated dotterel (Oreopholus ruficollis) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It is placed in the genus Oreopholus, which is monotypic as regards living species. A prehistoric relative, Oreopholus orcesi, has been described from fossil remains.

Tawny-throated dotterel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Oreopholus
Jardine & Selby, 1835
O. ruficollis
Binomial name
Oreopholus ruficollis
(Wagler, 1829)

Eudromias ruficollis (Wagler, 1829)

It breeds in the Andes in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Non-breeding migrants reach Ecuador, Brazil and Uruguay and it is a vagrant to the Falkland Islands.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and pastureland.


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