Upland Goose Facts

  • Name:
    Caiquén, Cauquen común / Upland Goose
  • Scientific Name:
    Chloephaga Picta
  • Family:
  • Description:
    There is sexual dimorphism. The male goose is bigger and white in colour, whereas the female is brown and considerably smaller.
  • Weight:
    The female weighs between 2 and 3 kg and males between 2.8 and 3.6 kg.
Upland Goose


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


From Bio 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.


Herbivorous, feeds on grasses.


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

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