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 28 videos
a couple on the laggon, feeding. Locality Laguna del Diario, Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 23 June 2015 1 year ago 1 min 4.8
two birds on a lake near cusco Locality Cusco Department, Peru (ssp chilensis)
Eldert Groenewoud 27 April 2015 21 weeks ago 23 sec 4.5
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 3 years ago 12 sec 4.4
A breeding-plumaged bird swimming Locality Pebble Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (ssp rolland)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 October 2000 8 years ago 32 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 39 photos
Locality La Pampa Province, Argentina (ssp chilensis)
Mariano Fernández 15 February 2011 1 year ago 5
Adult in non-breeding plumage, looking back
Locality Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region, Chile
Ian Barker 9 April 2016 4 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Barra de Maldonado, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 2 years ago 4.7
Individual bird in a pond.
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp chilensis)
Dannie Polley 17 January 2011 5 years ago 4.7
Locality Central Rapel, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile (ssp chilensis)
Luis R Figueroa 22 August 2015 44 weeks ago 4.7
a pair swimming
Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp morrisoni)
Wim ten Have 15 June 2015 1 year ago 4.3