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Oreopholus ruficollis


Oreopholus ruficollis

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Charadriiformes
Subordo: Charadrii
Familia: Charadriidae
Subfamilia: Charadriinae
Genus: Oreopholus
Species: Oreopholus ruficollis
Subspecies: O. r. pallidus - O. r. ruficollis


Oreopholus ruficollis (Wagler, 1829)


Isis, oder Encyclopädische Zeitung 22 col.653

Vernacular names
Česky: Kulík tenkozobý

The Tawny-throated Dotterel (Oreopholus ruficollis) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family. 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.

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.


BirdLife International 2004. Oreopholus ruficollis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.

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