EMPEROR GOOSE
(Anser Canagicus or Chen Canagicus)
Eider                      Eurasian Crane


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Breeding Habitat
North East Siberia, Alaska from Kotzebue Sound to Yukon Delta and Kuskokwim Bay, St. Lawrence Island and Nunivak Island.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
They Winter along the Aleutian Islands, the South coast of Alaska Peninsula and Canada.

Conservation Status


Size
660mm to 720mm (26" to 28")

Appearance - Drake
The male has Grey barred plumage, a White head and back of the neck, with a Black chin and throat. The bill is Pink and White on the upper part and Black on the lower part. The tail is White and the feet and legs are Yellow/Orange.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male.

Habitat
Arctic Tundra, Grasslands, Mudflats, Meadows and Salt Marshes.

Diet
Eelgrass, Algae, Sea Lettuce, Seaweed, Molluscs and Crustaceans.

Breeding Time
Late May to June.

Nest
The nest is built in a shallow in the ground lined with vegetation and feathers along the banks of Rivers and shorelines.

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 7
Colour: Creamy White.

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Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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EMPEROR GOOSE
Eider                      Eurasian Crane
Emperor Goose
©Nigel Key Emperor Goose (Slimbridge March 2011)

The Emperor Goose can be found in Alaska and Russia where it breeds mainly around the Bering Sea.

The Emperor Goose is a member of the Chen genus rather than the usual Anser genus which have mainly Grey plumage.

The Emperor Goose population is in decline due to hunting and habitat polution. It is currently classed as Near Threatened.
   Hear the Emperor Goose's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Emperor Goose (Slimbridge September 2013) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge September 2013) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Emperor Goose (Slimbridge May 2013) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Emperor Goose (Slimbridge April 2013) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge April 2013) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge May 2013)
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Emperor Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge March 2011) Emperor Goose (Slimbridge October 2011)
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