Chubut Steamer Duck

Chubut Steamer Duck
Chubut Steamer Duck
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Tachyeres
Species: T. leucocephalus
Binomial name
Tachyeres leucocephalus
Humphrey & Thompson, 1981

The Chubut Steamer Duck or White-headed Flightless Steamer Duck (Tachyeres leucocephalus) is a flightless duck endemic to Argentina.

It is the most recently recognized species of steamer duck, being described only in 1981. This is because it is only found along a rather small and sparsely populated stretch of coast around the Golfo San Jorge in southern Chubut and northern Santa Cruz Provinces, and because steamer ducks in general look fairly similar in plumage.


  • BirdLife International (2006). Tachyeres leucocephalus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is near threatened

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