French: Cyanoie à ailes bleues German: Blauflügelgans Spanish: Ganso aliazul
Highlands of Ethiopia.
60–75 cm; male 2000–2360 g, female 1305–1520 g. Almost unmistakable. Often walks or rests with head held backwards. Male has brownish to ashy-coloured head... read more
High-pitched and whistle-like, with male giving weak “whew-whu-whu-whu” in mild alarm and a forced... read more
Grassy meadows and pastures above 1400 m, more usually above 2100 m and up to 4500 m, adjacent to... read more
Food and feeding
Grasses, sedges and green parts of other plants obtained by grazing on dry land in meadows and rough pasture along river banks;... read more
Starts Mar and continues through dry season until Jun, and also lays towards end of long rains in Sept. In single pairs; nest built on or... read more
Mostly sedentary, with only a few, small-scale movements recorded, generally related to altitudinal... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Still considered locally common within its very restricted range, with overall population most recently estimated by BirdLife International at 3300–10,... read more
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