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Spotted this family of kelp geese in the Beagle Channel in Ushuaia, Argentina. The male is all white and the female is brown. They have huge yellow feet. The juvenile appears to be female.
Beagle Channel, Ushuaia, Argentina.
The Kelp Goose is a striking species of coastal areas of southern Chile and Argentina. They are strikingly sexually dimorphic - adult males are all white while females are fancier, with brown backs and white bars on black underparts and an iridescent green wing bar. Both sexes show intensely yellow legs. The species forages on kelp along rocky shores in pairs and rarely forms larger flocks like other species of South American sheldgeese. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Neotropical Birds http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/por...
Spotted on Jan 25, 2015
Submitted on Feb 5, 2015
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