Oreopholus ruficollis (Wagler, 1829)
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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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