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EtymologyEdit

Chloephaga: Greek: χλοη khloē "young green grass"; -φαγος -phagos "-eating", from φαγειν phagein "to eat".[1]

SpeciesEdit

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Chloephaga picta Upland goose or Magellan goose sub-Antarctic South Georgia Island
  Chloephaga hybrida Kelp goose Chile's southern half to the eastern tip of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands
  Chloephaga poliocephala Ashy-headed goose southernmost South America
  Chloephaga rubidiceps Ruddy-headed goose Tierra del Fuego, Chile and the Falkland Islands and southern Argentina

PhylogenyEdit

Based on the Taxonomy in Flux from John Boyd's website.[2]

C. poliocephala Sclater 1857 (Ashy-headed goose)

C. rubidiceps Sclater 1861 (Ruddy-headed goose)

C. picta (Gmelin 1789) (Upland/Magellan goose)

C. hybrida (Molina 1782) (Kelp goose)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2017). "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (2018) (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.
  2. ^ Taxonomy in Flux [1] Boyd, John (2007). "Tadornini" (PDF). Retrieved 30 August 2016.