Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Torrent Duck
Torrent Duck Merganetta armata
Described by: Gould (1842)
Alternate common name(s): Colombian Torrent-duck, Peruvian Torrent-duck, Chilean Torrent-duck, Argentine Torrent-duck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
Select additional thumbnail page to view 6 more images.
RangeAndes of w. South America;
(1) Ex. nw. Venezuela (n. Merida to sw. Tachira), Colombia (Santa Marta Mountains, Andes, Parques Nacionales Purace, Rio Bedon, Rio Pichinde) to n. Ecuador (Chimborazo, Rio Pastaza). A gap in the range apparently occurs between (1) and (2).
(2) C. Ecuador (Mindo-Nambillo Forest) to c. Peru (Molinopampa in Amazonas to Rio Canete and Rio Chanchay, Lima). Transition forms between (2) and (3) occur from Junin to Cuzco, Peru.
(3) S. Peru (Cuzcan to Lake Titicaca w. to Arequipa, Rio Vitor) to e. Peru (Limbani in Puno on the Bolivian border) and ex. n. Chile (Arica). Transition forms between (3) and (4) occur to the e.
(4) W. and c. Bolivia (La Paz to Tarija). Transition forms between (4) and (5) to the s.
(5) Bolivia (Tarija), n. Chile and nw. Argentina (s. to Catamarca and La Rioja). A second gap in the range apparently occurs between (5) and (6).
(6) N. Chile (s. from Rio Huasco (27°S) in Atacama, Lauca National Park) and Argentina (s. from Mendoza) to Tierra del Fuego (mountains of Beagle Channel). An isolated population occurs on the Nahuelbuta Massif, wc. Chile. Formerly on Isla Grande, Tierra del Fuego.
No videos are available for this species
No sounds are available for this species
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
Comments/ErrorsPlease email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.
If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.