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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Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. You must be logged in to view your sighting details. Incubation By female, with male guarding. Retrieved 26 November Gmelin, — Falkland Is. Head Adult Bill Male Black.

Juveniles Remain with parents until the start of the next breeding season. TAXA Group where information chloephafa been collated for an entire group on a modular basis.

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X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Movements Birds of southernmost part of range descend to lower latitudes, occurring N to Buenos Aires Variations If present — Juvenile Bill Black.

Adult weight General Chloephaga picta picta g B1 ; mean 6. Upland goose habitat Found in grassy plains, pastures and open pocta slopes, at all altitudes.


Picga – the electronic encyclopaedia and library for wildlife. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. 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 picha upland goose, occurs in two distinct forms.

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.

The lesser upland goose breeds in southern Chile and Argentina, south to Tierra del Fuego, with the barred form occupying southernmost Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. They are monogamous, and if a male encroaches on another’s territory, a violent fight may break out. Additional green food should pictaa provided when there is insufficient grass.

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Chloephaga picta – Upland goose (Species)

They breed in densely-vegetated areas on plains or slopes, mostly in September and October, or November on the Falkland Islands. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Similarly, the female Falklands upland goose is larger than the mainland female, and has a brighter reddish-cinnamon head, and wider cinnamon barring on the underparts 2 5.


They are aggressive, particularly when breeding, and aggression may increase with age. Chloephaga picta picta Citation: AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Although it often breeds nears rivers and streams, and usually occurs near the sea on the Falklands, it is also not uncommon to find the upland goose far from water 2 5. Share this image — Hide sharing options. African wild ass Equus africanus. Which species are on the road to recovery? A greenish-bronze speculum is located on the inner secondary flight feathers of the adult male.

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Velvet scoter Melanitta fusca. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Variations If present Yellow. Found in grassy plains, pastures and open mountain slopes, at all altitudes. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June