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Upland Geese (Chloephaga picta) and Ruddy-headed Geese (Chloephaga rubidiceps) , Carcass Island, Falklands

Upland Geese (Chloephaga picta) and Ruddy-headed Geese (Chloephaga rubidiceps) , Carcass Island, Falklands

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Uploaded 08 Feb 2017 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2017
From collection: Falkland Islands
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The upland goose or Magellan Goose is a sheldgoose of the shelduck-sheldgoose subfamily This bird is indigenous to the southern part of South America. The ruddy-headed goose breeds on open grassy plains in Tierra del Fuego, Chile and the Falkland Islands. The South American birds are now very rare.
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