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Red-breasted Goose

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Alternate name
Branta ruficollis Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
53-56 cm             Length
Tundra, freshwater lakes. grassland, arable land. Habitat
3-10 eggs incubated for 25 days. Clutch   Eggs
Grasses, winter wheat, barley, maize Food   Diet
Migratory,          Habits
384 World No



By namq namq  November 17, 2007. all rights reserved


The smallest and prettiest of all the Geese, this species breeds in Artic Siberia and winters on the coast of the Black Sea, primarily in Bulgaria.
Numbers have decreased quite sharply in recent years and it is classed as Endangered. 

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It has been noticed that Red-breasted Geese do better when lemmings are plentiful. The suggestion that this is because prediters are sated on lemmings is debateable, I would suggest that the same influences that effect the lemmings effects the geese.

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Red-breasted Goose calls
(Branta ruficollis)
Stuart Fisher XC28529
xx-xx-2004, United Kingdom

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koningseider ( c) all rights reserved

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Rothalsgans - Branta ruficollis - Red-breasted Goose by StefanKoeder.

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01/03/2008 0000000

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28/02/2012 870,300



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