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There is substantial sexual dimorphism in this species, and is a rare case in which the female is much more dramatically marked than the male.
 Similar species
Yellow legs separate the male from the most similar Sheld-Geese. Female is superficially similar to Upland Goose but blacker head and upperside in greater contrast to white vent should make even distant observations obvious.
Two subspecies are recognized:
Usually found in pairs.
The 2-7 eggs hidden in long grass.
Their diet consists mostly of kelp, for which they migrate along the coast of South America. They also take filamentous algae (Enteromorpha), sea lettuce (Ulva) and leafy algae (Porphyra), found on tidal rocks. They also feed on green grasses on their breeding grounds and berries during winter. 
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