upland goose

upland goose facts

Name: Caiquén, Cauquen común / Upland Goose
Scientific Name: Chloephaga Picta
Family: Anatidae
Order: n/a
Size: n/a
Weight: The female weighs between 2 and 3 kg and males between 2.8 and 3.6 kg.

Description:
There is sexual dimorphism. The male goose is bigger and white in colour, whereas the female is brown and considerably smaller.

Reproduction:
Sets of 5-9 eggs in bushes and grass. Monogamous once they mate.

Distribution:
From Bio Region to Magallanes.

Residence:
Part of their population migrates north and there are some communities that stay as constant residents.

Features:
You see them only as a couple in the spring while in autumn the couples get together in groups.

Habitat:
Wetlands, meadows, lakes, ponds, streams and open fields.

Food:
Herbivorous, feeds on grasses.

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