ANDEAN GOOSE
(Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Andean Flamingo    Argentinian Ruddy Duck


South American Zone - Slimbridge
The Andean Goose found in the South American Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
High altitudes of the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in the lower altitudes of the Andes.

Conservation Status


Size
750mm to 800mm (29" to 31")

Appearance - Drake
Small Pink bill with a Black tip, White plumage with Black in the wings and tail and Orange/Red legs and feet.

Appearance - Duck
The same as the male but slightly smaller.

Habitat
Wetlands, Marshlands, Grasslands and Lakes in the high altitudes of the Andes.

Diet
Grasses, Sedges and Aquatic plants.

Breeding Time
November to January.

Nest
Nests on the ground in a bare scrape near water.

Nest
6 to 10.
Colour: off White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus Auritus)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
Bronze Winged Duck (Speculanas Specularis)
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ANDEAN GOOSE
Andean Flamingo    Argentinian Ruddy Duck
Andean Goose
©Nigel Key Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2012)

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

The Andean Goose is largely a terrestrial grazing goose and gathers in small flocks near water at high altitude in the Andes, they avoid swimming in the water unless threatened.
   Hear the Andean Goose's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Andean Goose (Slimbridge May 2015) Andean Goose (Slimbridge May 2015) Andean Goose (Slimbridge June 2015)
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Andean Goose (Slimbridge November 2013) Andean Goose (Slimbridge March 2013) Andean Goose (Slimbridge May 2013)
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Andean Goose (Slimbridge May 2013) Andean Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Andean Goose (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2012) Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2012) Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2012)
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Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2008) Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2008) Andean Goose (Slimbridge September 2008)
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