Genus Chloephaga

Kelp Goose - Kelp geese inhabit areas of southern Chile and Argentina, mainly in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands. They habitat rocky coasts around their food sources.

Andean Goose - It is resident around lakes and marshes in the high Andes, usually well above 3000 m. It is largely terrestrial and avoids swimming except in emergencies.

Upland Goose - The Upland Goose or Magellan Goose is a South American member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. Males have a white head and breast, whereas the females are brown with black-striped wings and yellow feet, and could be mistaken for Ruddy-headed Geese. These birds are 60-72.5 cm long and weigh 2.7-3.2 kg . They are found in open grasslands

Ashy-headed Goose - The lined nest is built in tall grass, and 4–6 eggs are laid. This terrestrial species favours damp upland forest clearings and feeds by grazing; it rarely swims.


Ruddy-headed Goose - It breeds on open grassy plains in Tierra del Fuego, Chile and the Falkland Islands. The South American birds are now very rare. They winter on lowlands in southern Argentina, some distance north of the breeding range. The Falklands population is resident.

Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Chloephaga