Martinez, Mariano and Darrieu, Carlos and Soave, Guillermo
The avifauna of Laguna Llancanelo (Mendoza, Argentina), a South American wetland of international importance.
Freshwater Forum, 9,
Laguna Llancanelo is a large (40,000 ha), very shallow (less than 3 m deep), inland saline waterbody, located in southern Mendoza, Argentina. A survey of the avifauna was undertaken during 1983 to 1985; field trips were made mostly to the northeastern and central-western sectors of the lagoon, in the months of April, May, September, October and December. Complementary studies were made by an aerial survey and assessments of terrestrial birds in the surroundings of the lagoon. A total of 64 species in 22 families of birds usually associated with aquatic environments were recorded. The best-represented families of aquatic birds in terms of numbers of species were: Anatidae (13 swans, geese, ducks), Scolopacidae (7 sandpipers and other small waders), Ardeidae (6 herons, bitterns, egrets, Podicipedidae (4 grebes), Rallidae (4 rails, coots) and Charadriidae (4 plovers, lapwings). The most abundant nesting birds on the lagoon were: Black-necked swan Cygnus melancoryphus (824), silvery grebe Podiceps occipitalis (202) and black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax (100).
||The avifauna of Laguna Llancanelo (Mendoza, Argentina), a South American wetland of international importance
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||Freshwater Biological Association
||Aquatic birds; Salt lakes; Schoenoplectus; Typha; Argentina; Laguna Llancanelo
Hardy B Schwamm
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