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|Emperor Goose (Chen canagica)|
The Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) nests on the coasts of the Bering strait, in Alaska and Siberia. The ones from Siberia opt to winter in the Kamchatka peninsula. Many of the others spend the winter not too far south, in the Aleutian islands, although there are always some that prefer warmer waters and they can be seen all along the Pacific coast of North America as far south as the City of Los Angeles.
Nests on the tundra.
Makes the nest near lakes and rivers. The usual clutch is from four to six eggs. Incubation takes from 23 to 37 days. The youngsters fly when they are 50 to 60 days old. Breeds for the first time at three or four years of age.
The diet of this goose includes grass.
This goose reaches a length of 66 to 69 cm (26 to 27 inches). The average weight is 2.8 Kg. (about 6 pounds)
Eggs and goslings: Included among the predators of the eggs and glossing is the Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus).
The Emperor Goose in Spanish is called “Ganso Emperador”.
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