Check List 13(4): 21-23, doi: 10.15560/13.4.21
First record of Dot-winged Crake, Porzana spiloptera, Durnford, 1877 (Rallidae) for the central Andes in Argentina
expand article infoAgustín Zarco, Pablo F. Cuervo§, Paulo E. Llambías
‡ Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas, Mendoza, Argentina§ Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Esperanza, Argentina
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Porzana spiloptera, the Dot-wing Crake, has a patchy distribution in southern South America and has previously been considered as inhabiting exclusively lowland wetlands. Here we present evidence of a new population inhabiting a high-elevation site in the Central Andes of Argentina. This record suggests not only a broader distribution but greater tolerance of the species to higher elevation and lower temperatures than has previously been assumed.
Rare rail; range extension; Andes; Argentina; wetland