Appearance - The male Magellan Goose has a white head, neck, and breast with black barred underparts, the eyes are dark brown and the short beak is black, the flanks and shoulders are also barred, the rear upperparts are grey, and the tail is black, the wings are dark grey and white with an iridescent green speculum. The female is chestnut coloured with black barring on the breast, underparts, and flanks. The male has black legs and the female has yellow legs.
Notes - There are two sub-species of Magellan Goose or Upland Goose called the Lesser Magellan Goose and the Greater Magellan Goose which have a slightly different plumage. This Goose is part of the Shelduck subfamily Tadorninae.
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