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Red-breasted Goose

Branta ruficollis

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About the Red-breasted Goose

conservation status: vulnerable

Geographic Range:

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Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus: Branta
Species: ruficollis

This striking, ground-nesting goose breeds in the freshwater wetlands of northern Siberia and often nests on isolated islands. During the cold winter months, red-breasted geese retreat to slightly warmer climates along the shores of the Black Sea.