RED-BREASTED GOOSE
(Branta Ruficollis)
Red-Billed Teal    Red-Crested Pochard


Geese of the World - Slimbridge
The Red-Breasted Goose found at Geese of the World, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Northern Siberia
Breeding Habitat - Northern Siberia
Northern Siberia from East Yamal peninsular to the Khatanga River.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winter in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and occasionally Azerbaijan.

Conservation Status


Size
530mm to 560mm (21" to 22")

Appearance - Drake
The male has dark Sooty plumage with white patches in front of the dark Grey bill and also a White band around Chestnut Red sides of the head. The breast is Chestnut Red with a White border, the tail coverts are White and the tail is sooty Black. The legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male.

Habitat
Tundra, Wooded Tundra and lakes.

Diet
Grasses, Grain and Cereal.

Breeding Time
June onwards.

Nest
Often nests close to birds of prey as a defence against predators such as the Arctic Fox.

Eggs
Quantity: 3 to 8.
Colour: White with Greenish Tinge.

Slimbridge Wildfowl M - R
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Red-Billed Teal    Red-Crested Pochard
Red-Breasted Goose
©Nigel Key Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge October 2008)

The Red-Breasted goose is native to Eurasia and is of the Branta genus and is a relative of the Brent Goose, despite its appearance.

The Branta species are distinguished by their dark colour with White markings to distinguish them from the genus Anser which are Grey geese.

The Red-Breasted Goose is threatened by habitat loss and it has been in decline over the last few decades and is classed as Endangered.
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Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge May 2015) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge June 2015) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge June 2015)
23/05/15
30/06/15
30/06/15
Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge March 2014) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge July 2014) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge July 2014)
16/03/14
22/07/14
22/07/14
Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge March 2014) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge March 2014) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge March 2014)
16/03/14
16/03/14
16/03/14
Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge May 2013) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge July 2013) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge September 2013)
25/05/13
06/07/13
04/09/13
Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge September 2012) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge October 2012) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge May 2013)
08/09/12
27/10/12
25/05/13
Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge October 2008) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge June 2009) Red-Breasted Goose (Slimbridge March 2011)
12/10/08
03/06/09
25/03/11





Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Brent Goose - www.slim-bridge.co.uk