Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Upland Goose

Upland Goose Chloephaga picta

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Magellan Goose, Lesser Magellan Goose, Greater Magellan Goose, Falkland Island Magellan Goose
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  New Island, Falkland Islands - Feb, 2001 © Stuart MacKay  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile - Dec, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile - Dec, 2005 © Arthur Grosset 
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Range

S. South America; Falkland Is.;
Two populations;
(1) S. Chile n. to Linares and Talca (35S.), c. Argentina in Patagonia n. to Neuquen and Rio Negro (38S.) and s. to Cape Horn and Tierra del Fuego and Staten Is.
Winters n. to c. Chile (Colchagua) and ne. Argentina n. to s. Buenos Aires Province (barred phase in coastal grasslands and white phase further inland). Vagrants occur n. to Uruguay.
(2) The Falkland Is.
Introduced to South Georgia where presently thought to be extinct.

Videos

No videos are available for this species

Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Aves de Chile

References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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