Upland Goose Facts

  • Name:
    Caiquén, Cauquen común / Upland Goose
  • Scientific Name:
    Chloephaga Picta
  • Family:
    Anatidae
  • 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

Reproduction:

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

Distribution:

From Bio 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.

Food:

Herbivorous, feeds on grasses.

Habitat:

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

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