Inhabits northern territories of central Asia. It spends winters on a small area located north of The Black Sea. During mating periods it prefers terrain with low vegetation. During winter can be seen near the streams, lakes and swamps. Although rather small, it is often aggressive and tough, especially towards the specimen of its own species.
It starts to incubate its eggs, usually 6, before the last Siberian snows melt. Chicks hatched after 24 days of incubation have a chance to feed on freshly germinated grass. Red-Breasted Goose has a distinctive, very loud voice.
Did you know? – Red-Breasted Geese often lay their eggs in direct neighborhood of Snowy Owl or Peregrine Falcon. Their presence provides protection against predators.
- Latin name: Branta ruficollis
- IUCN Red List – VU – Vulnerable
- CITES Appendix II