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Red-breasted Goose / Rothalsgans

Branta ruficollis

Description:

I've seen it in a kind of private zoo and found out, that this bird actually isn't domestic in Germany, but lives in Arctic Siberia and at the Black Sea. Thanks to Ava, who identified it as a red-breasted goose.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago
Red-breasted Goose
Branta ruficollis Red-breasted Goose


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8 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Is OK if not native. I want to compile ducks and similar waterfowl that we can observe either captive or in the wild in Central Europe.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Could you add your nice spotting to this mission?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1005...
thanks! :-)

patty
patty 8 years ago

Amazing feather pattern! A beautiful bird indeed and lovely pictures too. I would have never imagined it belonged to the geese family. Greetings =)

Simone E.
Simone E. 8 years ago

Thank you Ava for identifying it as a red-breasted goose :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Now that you've id'd this lovely bird, perhaps you can change the description. You can use content from Wikipedia or Encyclopedia of Life and then add the reference as well.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 8 years ago

It's got a leg band. I wonder if anyone knows the tracking group.

Nishant
Nishant 8 years ago

Lovely bird! Nice spotting.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Simone E.. This is my favorite bird, but I've also only seen it in the zoo.

Simone E.
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Simone E.

Tutzing, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 26, 2012

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