White-headed Steamerduck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) - HBW 1, p. 593
French: Brassemer à tête blanche
German: Weißkopf Dampfschiffente
Spanish: Patovapor Cabeciblanco
Other common names: White-headed Flightless Steamerduck, Chubut Steamerduck
Taxonomy: Tachyeres leucocephalus Humphrey and Thompson, 1981, Chubut Province, Argentina.
Although locally abundant, not described until 1981; old records of occurrence of T. pteneres on Chubut coast presumably refer to present species. Often considered to form superspecies with T. pteneres and T. brachypterus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Restricted to S coast of Chubut province, Argentina.
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