White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland) - HBW 1, p. 191
French: Grèbe de Rolland
Spanish: Zampullín Pimpollo
Other common names: Rolland's/Falkland Grebe (rolland); Chilean Grebe (chilensis)
Taxonomy: Podiceps Rolland Quoy and Gaimard, 1824, Falkland Islands.
Sometimes included in Podiceps. Mainland races often considered to form a separate species (R. chilensis). Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- morrisoni (Simmons, 1962) - C Peru.
- chilensis (Lesson, 1828) - NW Peru and SE Brazil S to Cape Horn; winters on coast, some S birds moving N to Paraguay and S Brazil.
- rolland (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) - Falkland Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
a couple on the laggon, feeding. Locality Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 23 June 2015 22 weeks ago 1 min 4.8
A chick swims and is fed by adult on a city park, buenos aires, Argentina. Locality Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp chilensis)
German Pugnali 5 July 2009 6 years ago 37 sec 4.4
An adult in breeding plumage swimming and diving. Locality Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region, Chile (ssp chilensis)
Josep del Hoyo 28 October 2003 11 years ago 9 sec 4.4
One adult bird with one chick. Locality Cochabamba Department, Bolivia
Carlos Gussoni 16 April 2013 2 years ago 12 sec 4.4
Immature Locality Chapuy, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 15 March 2015 36 weeks ago 25 sec 4.3
Group. Locality San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 22 June 2013 2 years ago 56 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 34 photos
Locality La Pampa Province, Argentina (ssp chilensis)
Mariano Fernández 15 February 2011 1 year ago 5
Locality Barra de Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 1 year ago 4.8
Individual bird in a pond.
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp chilensis)
Dannie Polley 17 January 2011 4 years ago 4.7
Locality Central Rapel, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile (ssp chilensis)
Luis R Figueroa 22 August 2015 13 weeks ago 4.7
a pair swimming
Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp morrisoni)
Wim ten Have 15 June 2015 22 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Samantha Klein 12 July 2013 2 years ago 4.3