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|Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)|
|in St. James Park, London, England.|
The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) nests in northern Asia, in the Taymyr, Yamal and Gyda peninsulas in Siberia. It moves south to winter near the Caspian and Black Seas. This goose used to be a visitor to Egypt and India when its population was more numerous. Some still make it to Turkey.
It feeds on grass and seeds.
The usual clutch is six to seven eggs. The incubation takes from 23 to 25 days.
This is one of the small geese. Males weigh about 1.5 Kg., females are slightly smaller.
|Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis))|
The Red-breasted Goose in Spanish is called “Barnacla de Cuello Rojo” and “Barnacla Cuellirroja”.
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