Guide of Birds

Yunco de Magallanes

  • Familia: Pelecanoididae
    Genero: Pelecanoides
    Nombre Cientifico: magellani

    Local Names: Duck yunco, petrel diver, potoyunco magallanic

    Habitat: Humboldt Current, coastal zone and channels.

    Length: 21 - 22 cms.
    Similar to Yunco (P. garnotii), but smaller. It also has a white semicollar on the front of the neck that reaches near the nape of the neck.

    This species replaces the Yunco (P. garnotti) towards the south-austral zone, being from Corral (Valdivia) to the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn. Unlike the previous one, which occasionally visits the coastal area, the Magallanes Yunco is not only found in the sea and channel zone, but can also be seen on the continental coast.

    Paises en donde vive la/el Yunco de Magallanes