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Torrent Duck Merganetta armata



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BirdLife International 2016 Species factsheet: Merganetta armata. Downloaded from on 31/08/2016.

Callaghan, D.A. 1997. Conservation status of the Torrent Ducks Merganetta. Wildfowl 48:166- 173.

Cardona, W., and G. Kattan. 2010. Comportamiento territorial y reproductivo del pato de torrentes (Merganetta armata) en la Cordillera Central de Colombia. Ornitología Colombiana 9: 38-47.

Cerón, G., and C. Boy. 2014. Prey selection and energy values of main food items of the Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) in northwestern Patagonia, Argentina. Waterbirds 37: 153-161.

Cerón, G. and A. Trejo. 2009. Descripción de la técnica de buceo del pato de torrente (Merganetta armata) en el Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, Argentina. Hornero 24: 57-59.

Cerón, G., A. Trejo, and M. Kun. 2010. Feeding habits of Torrent Ducks (Merganetta armata armata) in Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina. Waterbirds 33: 228-235.

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Naranjo, L.G., and V.J. Ávila. 2003. Distribución habitacional y dieta del Pato de Torrentes (Merganetta armata) en el Parque Regional Natural Ucumarí en la cordillera Central de Colombia. Ornitología Colombiana 1: 22-28.

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Pernollet, C.A., E.F. Pavez, and C.F. Estades. 2013. Habitat selection by Torrent Ducks (Merganetta armata armata) in central Chile: conservation implications of hydropower production. Waterbirds 36: 287-299.

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Weller, M.W. 1968. Plumages and wing spurs of Torrent Ducks, Merganetta armata. Wildfowl 19: 33-40.

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Recommended Citation

Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: