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Cauquén Común

Cauquén Común
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Copyright: Roberto Perona (Meshersmith) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 19] (817)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50 Digital SLR, AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED Nikkor
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-27 13:17
Viewed: 3629
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Chloephaga picta
Common Cauquén
State of conservation
Risk under (LC)
scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Edge: Chordata
Class: Birds
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Sort: Chloephaga
Species: C. picta binomial
Name Chloephaga picta
(Gmelin, 1789)
* C. p. picta (South of the continent)
* C. p. leucoptera (it occupies Falklands Islands)

The common Cauquén, (Chloephaga picta), is native of America of the the five South Of cauquenes South American, this is the one of more extensive distribution. We found it from the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina towards the West of the continent, arriving to the Pacific, towards the south to Land of the Fire. Also it lives in the Islas Malvinas and in winter it migrates visiting Uruguay.
This species occupies plains great part of the year, observing it in water obstacles in forests, patagónicos fertile valleys and matting.
Resorting to the protection of the water during dumb and the young. In dumb usually it loses all primary and the secondary ones when wanting to fly, therefore it is left disabled person to fly. It is documented to him from the level of the sea to the 1500 meters of elevation.
It puts of five to eight eggs, taking 30 days to incubate.

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To ferranjlloret: Hola FerranMeshersmith 1 02-27 16:05
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Hola Roberto,
Una preciosidad de fotografía y de animal, tuve la suerte de poder fotografiarlo hace poco en Argentina
Salutacions cordials.

great pic, try to reduce gently the yellow colour all over the pic, greetings Ori

Hola Lolo,
Se ve muy lindo en ese entorno de rocas, me gusta como ,llena todo y la luz que refleja en el cauquén.
Un abrazo

Marvelous shot of the andean duck species in the native habitat. Compo and details are just perfect.


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