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Chloephaga hybrida

Chloephaga hybrida
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-13 16:17
Viewed: 4793
Points: 26
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Kelp Goose, carnca
The Kelp Goose (Spanish: Caranca or Cauquén 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.
Kelp geese inhabit areas of southern Chile and Argentina, mainly in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands. They habitat rocky coasts around their food sources.

Information source

Range Description: This species has a large range, with an estimated global Extent of Occurrence of 170,000 km². It has a large global population estimated to be 55,000-150,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2002). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e. declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Countries: Native: Argentina; Chile; Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

BirdLife International 2008. Chloephaga hybrida. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 13 January 2009.

This photo is taken in Isla de Chiloé, Bahia pinguinera, Region de Los Lagos, Chile. Cropped format.

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Tv 1/320
Av 6.3
ISO 400
Focal 380.0 mm

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-13 21:19]

Hello Ferran,
Great capture of this pair of ducks resting on this rock face. I have always found it intriguing that birds stand on one leg to rest and in some terrible looking places. This is a nice piece of work Ferran, thank you.

Hello Ferran,

very good capture of this pair of birds.
Nice pov and dof.
Beautiful colours.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-01-13 22:09]

Hi Ferran

This is so like a picture I recently took at the same location - I will post it some time in the future. A great shot showing the sexual diomorphism of this goose species.

Great work.


Hello Ferran,
It is very interesting to learn of this exotic South American Goose.
You would think that in such difficult terrain they would use both feet.

Ciao Ferran,
splendida immagine di questa coppia di anatidi catturati nella classica postura di riposo sulle rocce, ottima definizione, molto belli e contrastati i colori.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-01-14 6:20]

Hello Ferran,
An excellent capture of a pair of Kelp Geese, a species where the female that is more attractive than the pure white male. Both are captured from a great POV with excellent sharpness and lighting in a fine composition on the rocks.
TFS this unusual image,

beautiful composition , great details and good light , nice sharp and great DOF,

hello Ferran
Very good picture of this two kelp geese, I like the composition: one is white and the other is black
one looks back and the othe looks forward
very well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-14 10:27]

Hello Ferran,
Special photo of these Kelp Geese. Typical this the sexual diomorphism in the feathers. Beautiful natural colours and environment. Good sharpness.
And luckely, together they have two feet.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-14 10:56]

Hello Ferran.
Wonderful photo of this two Kelp Goose.Contrast colors,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

nice couple, TFS Ori

hello Ferran

beautiful photo of this Goose that i din't know before,
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent sharpness
and details, and i love the wonderful eye-contact with you, TFS


Hello Ferran

An interesting capture of this two putting their best foot forward.
The plumage detail shows well.
Very good POV and DOF.
The terrain looks rough ,well done.


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