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Sheldgoose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) - Wiki
Subject: Sheldgoose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) - Wiki
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Sheldgoose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) - Wiki

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Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Tadorninae

[Photo] Ruddy-headed Goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) at Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands trust, West Sussex, UK. Source: Flickr ( Date: Taken on March 30, 2004. Author: Yersinia (

Chloephaga is the sheldgeese genus in the bird family Anatidae.

- Andean Goose, Chloephaga melanoptera
- Magellan Goose or Upland Goose, Chloephaga picta)
- Kelp Goose (Spanish:Caranca or Cauqu??n Marino), Chloephaga hybrida
- Ashy-headed Goose, Chloephaga poliocephala
- Ruddy-headed Goose, Chloephaga rubidiceps
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Ruddy-headed Goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps) is a large sheldgoose, which breeds in southernmost South America. It breeds on open grassy plains in Tierra del Fuego, Chile and the Falkland Islands. The South American birds are now very rare. They winter on lowlands in southern Argentina, some distance north of the breeding range. The Falklands population is resident.

Kelp geese
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