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Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) - Wiki latin dict size=33   common dict size=512
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Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) - Wiki

Kelp Goose
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Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Tadorninae

[Photo] Male Kelp Goose (Chloephaga hybrida) in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Date 09/19/2007. Cropped from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:KelpGooseMale.jpg Author: Calyponte (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Calyponte).
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The Kelp Goose (Spanish:Caranca or Cauqu??n Marino), Chloephaga hybrida, is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. It can be found in the Southern part of South America; in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands.

Habitat
Kelp geese inhabit areas of southern Chile, mainly in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands. They habitat rocky coasts around their food sources.

Taxonomy
Males are a white color, with a black beak, and yellow feet. The females are dark brown, with transverse gray lines on the chest, and yellow feet.

Breeding Habits
Kelp geese generally have clutches of 2-7 eggs. They prefer to hide their eggs in long grass. The eggs hatch about a month later.

There are about 15,000 breeding pairs in existence.

Eating Habits
Kelp geese are noted for only eating kelp and will migrate along the coast of South America in order to find kelp, hence the name 'kelp geese'.

Extra Information
In the Falkland Islands and Argentina there are kelp geese stamps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelp_Goose
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

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Estefanía! Delete
This is a Chloephaga picta, not Chloephaga hybrida.
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