Austral negrito

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Austral negrito
Lessonia rufa male 1.jpg
Austral Negrito female RWD.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae
Genus: Lessonia
Species: L. rufa
Binomial name
Lessonia rufa
(Gmelin, 1789)

The austral negrito or Patagonian negrito (Lessonia rufa) is a species of bird in the family Tyrannidae. It breeds in Argentina and Chile, migrating north as far as Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is a vagrant to the Falkland Islandsand the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands territory. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes and saline marshes.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lessonia rufa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.