This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
Theristicus melanopis and T. branickii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as T. melanopis following SACC (2005), and before then were split as T. melanopis and T. branickii following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
Distribution and population
This taxon consists of two subspecies: branickii occurs in the highlands of Ecuador, Peru, northern Chile and north-west Bolivia, and is a year-round resident. Melanopis occurs in southern Chile and Argentina, with an isolated population in coastal Peru, and the southern Chile and Argentina populations migrate in the non-breeding season to the Argentine pampas.
Matheu, E.; del Hoyo, J. 1992. Family Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. (ed.), Handbook of the birds of the world, pp. 472-506. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Wetland International - China Office. 2006. Relict Gull surveys in Hongjianao, Shaanxi Province. Newsletter of China Ornithological Society 15(2): 29.
Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S., Temple, H.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Theristicus melanopis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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Additional resources for this species
|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Family||Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)|
|Species name author||(Gmelin, 1789)|