upland goose facts
Name: Caiquén, Cauquen común / Upland Goose
Scientific Name: Chloephaga Picta
Weight: The female weighs between 2 and 3 kg and males between 2.8 and 3.6 kg.
There is sexual dimorphism. The male goose is bigger and white in colour, whereas the female is brown and considerably smaller.
Sets of 5-9 eggs in bushes and grass. Monogamous once they mate.
From Bio Region to Magallanes.
Part of their population migrates north and there are some communities that stay as constant residents.
You see them only as a couple in the spring while in autumn the couples get together in groups.
Wetlands, meadows, lakes, ponds, streams and open fields.
Herbivorous, feeds on grasses.