Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54445

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus:Chloephaga
Genus species:Chloephaga melanoptera

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The Andean goose has mostly white feathers. It has a coral red bill with a black tip.
Habitat:Marshy plains, damp meadows, mountain valleys, lakes, lagoons
Diet:Herbivore: semi aquatic plants
Reproduction:Andean geese form life-long pairs. Their nests are shallow scrapes in the ground, built in November. The chicks hatch in late December or early January and fledge by three months of age.
Loose flocks are the most common social group.
Behavior:These birds are known for being very defensive and violent.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Despite the fact that they are classified as water birds, Andean geese are relatively poor swimmers.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern parts of Central South America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Andean goose
duck-like bird
Geese
Anatidae
Anseriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Geeses
Water birds
Waterfowl
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54445