Emperor Goose (Slimbridge April 2013)
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.
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660mm to 720mm (26" to 28")
Appearance - Male
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 - Female
Similar to the male.
Arctic Tundra, Grasslands, Mudflats, Meadows and Salt Marshes.
Eelgrass, Algae, Sea Lettuce, Seaweed, Molluscs and Crustaceans.
Late May to June.
The nest is built in a shallow in the ground lined with vegetation and feathers along the banks of Rivers and shorelines.
Quantity: 3 to 7
Colour: Creamy White.