The upland goose or Magellan Goose (Chloephaga picta) is a sheldgoose of the shelduck-sheldgoose subfamily of the Anatidae, the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl such as the geese and swans.This bird is indigenous to the southern part of South America. Beginning life as a humble cabinet in the Upland Goose Hotel, the shop and its team have grown from a small family business with a background is hospitality, to one of the largest and long standing businesses of the Falkland Islands. Highlights include the Black-Browed Albatross, the Giant Petrel, the Striated Caracara (also known locally as Johnny Rooks), the Falkland Flightless Steamer Duck, the Rock Cormorant and the Upland Goose. Falklands Population: ~3,000 breeding pairs World Population: ~4,000 breeding pairs Although very similar in appearance to the female Upland Goose, closer inspection shows that the Ruddy-headed Goose is smaller with less pronounced barring to the … The subspecies Chloephaga picta leucoptera is restricted to the Falklands, being slightly larger than its South American counterpart C. p. picta.

There are over 219 species of birdlife that have been recorded in the Falkland Islands, making it a fantastic destination for birders! It is very common in the Tierra del Fuego area and on many of the Falkland Islands, actually regarded as a nuisance in some areas. Upland goose, male (white) and female, beside pond in the interior of Carcass Island near Dyke Bay. Reverse. I would have been honored to serve with 42 Commando, but my government withdrew the attached MC officer before 42 Cdo sailed for the South Atlantic. Download checklist of Falkland Island birds here. The Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) is a coastal bird which is found around the Falkland Islands throughout the year.The subspecies Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum is restricted to the Falklands, being larger than its South American counterpart Chloephaga hybrida hybrida.The Kelp Goose mainly inhabits rocky coasts, where it feeds primarily on green seaweed of the genus Ulva Ruddy-headed Goose Chloephaga rubidiceps.

The current checklist of birds of the Falkland Islands includes 205 species for which there is good evidence that they have occurred in the Falkland Islands (this is now 206 as Franklin Gull has been confirmed in 2019).

Upland Goose or Magellan Goose, in flight, facing left. Image ID: 23976 Species: Upland goose, Chloephaga picta Location: Carcass Island, Falkland Islands, United Kingdom Upland goose, male, beside pond in the interior of Carcass Island near Dyke Bay.

Tony spent a couple of years perfecting his skills at Goose Green, and then, in the early seventies, he joined up with two other men to form a shearing gang, the first in the Falklands. The Upland Goose is one of the most conspicuous birds in the Falklands, feeding in abundance on short grasslands throughout the islands. Numeral above, lettering and date around edge below.

For whatever reason, it was the only Falklands name I knew before I learned many others in 1982.

The Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta) is a goose of southern South America and the Falkland Islands. Whilst it prefers short grass for grazing, it favours denser growth for nesting, lining the hidden nest with vegetation and breast feathers.

Visit the birds of the Falklands photo gallery here. Local Name: Brent Goose Breeding Range: Falkland Islands, Chile and Argentina Length: 55cm. The Harbour View is the newest in a line of shops that have undergone many changes over the years!

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Professional stock photos of Upland Goose.

Des King, proprietor of the Upland Goose, the island's only hotel, said, ''Maybe we'll get new shops, a baker, a person to repair shoes, a hairdresser; I see a lot of benefits.''

The males are white and the females brown.

Sad to hear about the Upland Goose.