Chloephaga: Sheldgeese

Chloephaga is the sheldgeese genus in the bird family Anatidae.


Ashy-headed Goose
Ruddy-headed Goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps)
Andean Goose

Magellan or Upland Geese

Diet / Feeding:

Geese feed mainly on plant material. When feeding in water, they submerge their heads and necks to reach aquatic plants, sometimes tipping forward like a dabbling duck. Flocks of these birds often feed on leftover cultivated grains in fields, especially during migration or in winter.

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