Upland Goose

a.k.a. Magellan Goose

Chloephaga picta

An Upland gander
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

There are two distinct populations of this species. One on mainland southern South America and the other on the Falkland Islands.

These sheldgeese occur in large flocks, often of thousands. In some areas they compete for grazing with domestic livestock.

Nests are usually close to water, tho' the birds only spend much time on the water when molting or raising goslings.

Upland Goose Links:

Harteman Wildfowl


His head
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

A bird's eye view
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen



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