Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758)

Vilas Boas da Frota, Angélica, Vitorino, Breno Dias, da Silva, Carolina Joana, Ikeda-Castrillon, Solange Kimie & Nunes, Josué Ribeiro da Silva, 2020, Birds of the Ramsar site Estação Ecológica de Taiamã and buffer zone, Pantanal wetlands, Brazil, Check List 16 (2), pp. 401-422 : 411-413

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.15560/16.2.401

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B287DE-7C31-FFA6-FF0C-F8F8FDFE4B28

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Chlidonias niger (Linnaeus, 1758) Figure 3

Materials examined. Tables 1, 2.

IDentificAtion. In April 2018, we saw two non-breeding individuals of C. niger flying on the river (16°52 ʹ S, 057°24 ʹ W) together with Phaetusa simplex (Gmelin, 1789) and Sternula superciliaris (Vieillot, 1819) . The individuals of C. niger were identified by their grey wings and back and white head and belly. The birds present with a dark crown and nape, with a black patch behind the eye and an extensive dark patch on the side of the breast ( Gochfeld et al. 2019).

This is the first record of C. niger for the Pantanal wetland and the Central Region of Brazil ( Fig. 4) The closest South American localities to our new record is Tres Pozos, Argentina (980 km) and Lagoa de Maricá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1,675 km).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Laridae

Genus

Chlidonias