Basically an eastern equivalent of Ashy-headed Goose, now found
only in northern Tierra del Fuego and the Falklands. Whilst still reasonably common in Falkland, the South
American population has suffered a catastophic decline due to the introduction of foxes to control rabbits.
As we weren't allowed to land on the Falklands the photo is a bird in captivity, whereas the record shot is
the only one I have seen in the wild, taken in Chilean Tierra del Fuego some 33 years ago. Whether any still
exist on mainland South America is in doubt.
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