Ruddy-headed Goose

Chloephaga rubidiceps

A Ruddy-headed Goose
Photo courtesy of Clyde Robinson and Avian Empire

Formerly widespread in southern South America, the only remaining large population is found on the Falkland Islands. This population is smaller than the mainland birds and is also non-migratory. It is considered by some that it may be a separate species.

The males are very aggressive during breeding season, though otherwise it is a sociable bird. It only spends much time on the water when the goslings are small.

Ruddy-headed Goose Links:

Harteman Wildfowl




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