BirdLife International Chloephaga picta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Recommended Citation. Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. Lesser Magellan Goose (Chloephaga picta picta) Greater Magellan Goose ( Chloephaga picta leucoptera) Magellangans (German) Oie de magellan (French).

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In common with other sheldgeese Chloephaga sp.

The wings are boldly patterned black, white and metallic green, and the tail is black. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island.

Upland goose

A clutch consists of eggs which are incubated for about 1 month. A greenish-bronze speculum is located on the inner secondary flight feathers of the adult male. This species is featured in: Usually lay end of March to May. Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

Retrieved January 14, On the Falkland Islands, egg-laying occurs from September to October, with the female alone incubating around five to eight eggs 2 3.

Ouette de Magellan German: Underparts, including face picfa most of neck, plus markings on wings and down sides of back silver-grey darker grey form alsoupperparts including cap and hindneck, and line or patch around eye on face dark brown. Also foxes on mainland. Adult weight General Chloephaga picta picta g B1 ; mean 6. Secondary coverts brownish not glossy. Share this image — Hide sharing options.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Upland goose threats On both the Falkland Islands and the South American mainland, the upland goose has been persecuted as an agricultural pest that competes with sheep for grazing 2 4.

Grazing birds, their grass sward of less than 3 inches 7. TAXA Group where information has been collated for an entire group on a modular basis. Not only do the sexes have different plumage, but the two subspecies differ slightly in appearance, while the male of the mainland subspeciesotherwise known as the lesser upland goose, occurs in two distinct forms. Occasional and Accidental Rarely to Uruguay in winter. In Chapter VI of On the Origin of Speciesauthor Charles Darwin noted that the upland goose has webbing between its toes that appeared to be “rudimentary in function, though not in structure”, and concluded that this was a vestigial anatomical feature in this bird.

Sometime join wrong brood after territorial disputes between pairs. Guarded by both parents. Feeding Behaviour Adults Grazing on land. Close ground cover and a kennel or wigwam should be provided for nesting, as well as suitable open cover.

Chloephaga picta picta (Upland Goose (White-breasted)) – Avibase

Unmistakable, but male similar to C. Aviornis UK Ringing Scheme recommended average closed ring size: Additional green food should be provided when there is insufficient grass. On both the Falkland Islands and the South American mainland, the upland goose has been persecuted as an agricultural pest that competes with sheep for grazing 2 4.


Sexual Pivta Males Pairing from chloepuaga 20 months. Gmelin, Staten Island, extreme south Argentina. Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

They don’t remain in the nest for more than a day, quickly going to a nearby water source or feeding area, and are able to feed themselves from birth. Upland geese are hardy, easy to keep and feed. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. You must be logged in to view your sighting details.

Variations If present Female: The upland goose or Magellan Goose Chloephaga picta is a sheldgoose of the shelduck-sheldgoose subfamily of the Anatidaethe biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl such as the geese and swans. Specific Needs Group referenced in Management Techniques. Females Pairing from about ten months.

Sometimes mixes with Chloephaga rubidiceps – Ruddy-headed goose. Trade — Return to top of page. Lesser Magellan Goose – C. Fledging weeks B1 ; 70 days B8. Habitat Dry pastures and arable land; also grassy islands and coastal meadows in the Falklands.