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Magellan Goose (Chloephaga picta) - Wiki
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Magellan Goose (Chloephaga picta) - Wiki


Magellan Goose
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Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Tadorninae
Synonyms: Foetopterus ambiguus Moreno & Mercerat, 1891

[Photo] Magellan Goose (Chloephaga picta). Cauqu??n Comun, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina. Date: August 2007. Author: Fabienkhan. URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Chloephaga_picta.jpg

The Magellan Goose or Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta) is a South American member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae.

Males have a white head and breast, whereas the females could be mistaken for Ruddy-headed Geese.

Subspecies
- Chloephaga picta picta (Lesser Magellan Goose)
- Chloephaga picta leucoptera (Greater Magellan Goose)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magellan_Goose
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The upland goose or Magellan Goose (Chloephaga picta) is a sheldgoose of the shelduck-sheldgoose subfamily of the Anatidae family. Chloephaga picta is indigenous to the southern part of South America.

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