Red-breasted Goose

The Red-breasted Goose is a goose of the genus Branta. It is sometimes separated in Rufibrenta but appears close enough to the Brent Goose to make this unnecessary, despite its distinct appearance.

The Red-breasted Goose is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) is a goose of the genus Branta. It is sometimes separated in Rufibrenta but appears close enough to the Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) to make this unnecessary, despite its distinct appearance. The Red-breasted Goose breeds in Arctic Europe, often close to nests of large birds of prey, such as Peregrine Falcons. This helps to protect this small goose from predators such as the Arctic Fox. More

conservation of the Red-breasted Goose in Bulgaria. Many of their activities are financed with funds raised through our birdwatching and wildlife tours. We offer short breaks for those who are keen to enjoy the Red-breasted Geese in the Bulgarian Coastal Dobrudja: A 4-day tour available any time in January and February This 4-day tour includes a visit to the region of the two northern coastal lakes Shabla and Durankulak, where the main wintering ground of the Red-breasted Goose is. More

Red-breasted Goose conservation 4. To develop a targeted agri-environment scheme Background: This highly charismatic species was moved from Vulnerable to Endangered status on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in 2007. The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) has a very small wintering range of 20,000 km² for the remaining population of 37,000 birds. More

Aspects of the topic red-breasted goose are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * anatomy of the waterfowl (in anseriform (bird order): Anatomy) ...the basic bill has undergone a wide adaptive radiation. The geese have evolved strong, deep bills with hard, sharp lamellae. More

Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Endangered Justification This species has a moderately small population which appears to have declined rapidly over a short time period. The reasons for this decline are largely unknown. Small populations of other Arctic breeding geese have shown dramatic population fluctuations and this may prove to be the case for this species. More

The Red-breasted Goose is highly dependent on wetlands and farmed areas. Over recent years, the global population has declined by between 52 and 70%. The species is known to have a small wintering range, with 80-90% of the population concentrated in just five roost sites. Twenty-five science and conservation experts were present. They represented countries all along the bird’s flyway, including: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. More

The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) is listed as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Around 37,000 remaining birds use farmland for their wintering ground in Europe. Farmers receive no compensation for crop damage caused by grazing geese. As a consequence, to protect their livelihoods, farmers use pesticides and poisons to harm the feeding birds. The IUCN Sir Peter Scott Fund supports a project established in Romania to address these issues. More

Red-breasted Goose is the smallest of the northern geese, and the most boldly patterned. The genus name, Branta is from the Anglo-Saxon brennan, More

The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) is a globally threatened species. As of 2003-2006, its population is estimated at not more than 38,000 birds. Almost 80% of the Red-breasted Geese winter in the territory of Bulgaria – mainly in the region of Coastal Dobrudja (Durankulak and Shabla lakes), as well as the Burgas wetlands and the major reservoirs in the Upper Thracian Lowland (the dams of Ovcharitsa, Rozov Kladenets, Pyasachnik, etc.). More

The Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) is a goose of the genus Branta, closely related to the Brent Goose (Branta bernicla). All the species of the Branta genus are distinguished by their general dark sooty color, relieved in some by way by white of greater or less purity, and as a distinction from the members of the genus Anser, which are known as grey geese. More

Red-breasted Goose holiday - Romania - Bulgaria - BARGAIN TOUR = QUICK LINKS » Bargain Tours » Birdwatching Tours » Mammal Tours » Cultural Tours » Wildlife of Romania » Checklists A ten day tour of goose-watching, with the world's largest flocks of Red-breasted Geese (Branta ruficollis - a major highlight Romania and Bulgaria ) coupled with an exploration of the fabulous Danube Delta. More

With beautifully defined blocks of colour, the red-breasted goose is one of the most attractive goose species in the world, but also one of the rarest. The fore-neck, breast and sides of the head are chestnut red bordered with white. The wings, back ... More

Because 80-90 percent of the red-breasted goose population winters in just five roosting sites, they are especially susceptible to habitat loss. Habitat The red-breasted goose nests in the Arctic tundra, but spends winters feeding on natural grasslands. Niche The red-breasted goose feeds on grasses, leafs and seeds. Life History The species deliberately locates its nest near peregrine falcon and snowy owl habitats. More

Red-breasted Goose Photography in Bulgaria Red-breasted Geese, More

The Red-breasted Goose International Working Group is an informal expert group of organizations working for the protection of globally threatened specie - Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis. Survey dates for 2009/10 The calendar for the Red-breasted Goose Winter Survey 2009/10 can be download from here. More

Red-breasted Goose ( Branta ruficolis ) Red-breasted Goose - Red-breasted Goose information - Red-breasted Goose facts Red-breasted Goose ( Branta ruficolis ) SEARCH THIS SITE ANIMALS Insect (Insecta) Fish (Osteichties) & Sharks Amphibians (Amphibia) Reptiles (Reptilia) Birds (Aves) Abdim's Stork African Openbill African Penguin Avocet More

Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis Red-breasted Geese breed in arctic Europe, often close to nests of large birds of prey, such as Peregrine Falcons, it is believe that it helps protect this small goose from predators such as Arctic Fox. The first British record was of a bird shot near London in the early part of 1776, possibly in the north Kent marshes, though the precise location is unknown. More

The Red-breasted goose breeds in Arctic Siberia and winters in southeastern Europe. Natural diet: Red-breasted geese are vegetarians, eating mostly various grasses and herbs. Size / weight range: Males of the species weigh 1,300 to 1,600 grams (2.9 to 3.5 pounds), while females weigh around 1,150 grams (about 2.5 pounds). Both males and females have a black head and back with a chestnut colored breast that's broken up by bands of white. More

• Sunday, January 11, 2009 - Red-breasted Goose and Black Brant at Keyhaven The monthly outing of the Royal Naval Birdwatching Society (RNBWS) took place today around the coast and marshes of Keyhaven and Pennington. The meeting was well attended and ably led by Russell Wynn the societies scientific advisor. More

The Red-breasted Goose has suffered a staggering 56% population decline in the last 10 years. Background Hunters carrying dead geeseListed as Endangered on the World Conservation Union Red List there is a high risk that it could become extinct in the wild. The main threat is faced at their wintering grounds, particularly on the Black Sea coast of NE Bulgaria. More

One Red-Breasted Goose Sits, Another Stands And Looks Off Edge of Frame Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 (more…) 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5) Loading ... Loading ... More

01690 - Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis Yellow ring with code (on one leg) and (Russian) metal ring (on other leg). direct input on note 1 : birds are caught together with Brent Goose. - Rings (on leg) with code (3 letters). White ring with black code (A01-A13) (on right tarsus) and metal ring (on left tarsus). Bird Ringing Centre of Russia, 117312 Moscow, Russia. e-mail bird.ring.rus@gmail. More

An adult Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis was present on the North Slob, Wexford from 26th October 1997 to16th March 1998 representing, potentially, the first record of this species in the wild in Ireland. Assessment of the identification posed no difficulty with photographs and descriptions clearly showing that it was an adult Red-breasted Goose, but, from the outset, there was much speculation as to the likelihood of it being accepted into Category A of the Irish list. More

The rare and protected red-breasted goose is under threat from severe weather and poachers in the extreme north east coastal areas of Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES Severe weather conditions in north-east Bulgarian coastal areas and opportunist poachers are threatening thousands of rare geese wintering in the area. The red-breasted goose, a globally threatened species, spends the winter at Lakes Shabla and Durankulak, along with the larger white-breasted goose. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Branta
Species : ruficollis
Authority : (Pallas, 1769)