Andean Goose Chloephaga melanoptera

Andean Goose Chloephaga melanoptera



The Andean Goose, Chloephaga melanoptera, is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. 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.

Factsheet: Andean Goose Chloephaga melanoptera 

 

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