Magellan goose

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Magellan goose
Chloephaga picta.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Binomial name
Chloephaga picta
Subspecies
  • C. p. picta (Lesser Magellan Goose)
  • C. p. leucoptera (Greater Magellan Goose)
Chloephaga picta

Magellan goose (Chloephaga picta picta) is a bird of Anatidae family. It is most commonly found in the southern part of South America, Tierra del Fuego. The Upland goose is a subspecies of Chloephaga picta leucoptera.[1] The Upland Goose is one of the most conspicuous birds in the Falklands. The subspecies Chloephaga picta leucoptera is only found in the Falklands. It is slightly larger than the South American subspecies.

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