Emperor Goose

The Emperor Goose is a species of goose. It breeds around the Bering Sea, mostly in Alaska, USA, but also in Kamchatka, Russia. It is migratory, wintering mainly in the Aleutian Islands.

The Emperor Goose is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) is a species of goose. It breeds around the Bering Sea, mostly in Alaska, USA, but also in Kamchatka, Russia. It is migratory, wintering mainly in the Aleutian Islands. The American Ornithologists' Union places this species and the North American "white" geese in the genus Chen, rather than the more traditional "gray" goose genus Anser. More

Emperor Goose: Breeds on islands and marshy coasts of western Alaska and winters mainly in the Aleutian Islands east to Kodiak Island. Preferred habitats include coasts, mudflats, and coastal tundra. Voice Text "kla-ga-kla-ga-kla-ga", "u-lugh-u-lugh" Interesting Facts * The Emperor Goose population declined from an estimated 139,000 in 1964 to 42,000 in 1986. The causes of this decline are not well understood. More

The Emperor Goose is a small stocky goose found in Alaska and nearby parts of Russia. Breeding and wintering on coastal beaches in the area, the population of this blue-gray goose declined drastically in the 1970's and 80's. The causes of this decline are not well understood. Identification A small blue-gray goose with a round body and white head. More

feet of the emperor goose are yellow-orange, while those of the blue goose are pink. Typical Size: The male and female average 27 inches in length and 6 pounds in weight. Their wingspan can reach 51 inches. Habitat: Emperor geese prefer the habitats of banks along sloughs and rivers, elevated shorelines, marsh hummocks, flat grasslands, raised scour blocks, peninsulas, and islands. More

Emperor Goose Range MapView dynamic map of eBird sightings Field MarksHelp - * Adult pairPopOutZoom In Adult pair * © Michael J. Hopiak / CLO Similar Species - * Blue phase of Snow Goose has white throat and dark nape of neck. More

Emperor Goose in Flight - Close View 8. Emperor Goose in Flight - Close View - Emperor Goose on Water 9. Emperor Goose on Water Emperor Goose and Chicks on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge 10. Emperor Goose and Chicks on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Emperor Goose with Goslings 11. More

However, the Emperor goose is one of just 3 waterfowl species currently unavailable for legal harvest in Alaska, as governed by the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council. Population survey data indicate that numbers in Alaska declined from the mid 1960s to mid 1980s, and have remained low and below management goals since then, albeit with a small amount of recent increase. More

Female Emperor Goose (Anser canagicus) on nest. Emperor Goose (Chen canagica)Breeding / Nesting It breeds on coastal tundra, laying 3–7 eggs in a ground nest. Breeding birds molt near the breeding colonies, but non-breeders move to St. Lawrence Island to molt prior to the main migration to the rocky coastlines of the wintering grounds. References * BirdLife International (2006). Chen canagica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

The Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) in the Birds. Damisela. More

Population: Alaska's emperor goose population declined precipitously from 139,000 birds in 1964 to 42,000 in 1986. Biologists suspect subsistence hunting and coastal oil pollution are factors responsible for the observed decline. Food habits: Emperor geese feed on seaweed; eelgrass; sea lettuce; algae; beach rye; beach pea; seabeach sandwort; grasses and sedges; crowberries and mollusks and crustaceans found in intertidal areas, salt marshes and tundra meadows. More

The Emperor Goose is from the order Anseriformes. Anseriformes are birds, with over 150 species belonging to this order. The majority of these are waterfowl such as ducks, geese, screamers and swans. Anseriformes are further divided into three families, the anhimidae (screamers), the anseranatidae (magpie goose) and the anatidae which is generalised and relates to waterfowls. The Emperor Goose was first reported by Sevastianov, 1802 . In general, anseriformes can range in size from 1kg up to 22kgs. More

The Emperor Goose nests in the extensive coastal salt marsh habitats of arctic and sub-arctic Alaska and Russia and winters primarily on coastal beaches along ice-free areas of the Aleutian Islands and the Alaska Peninsula. Locally known as the “Beach Goose” from its habit of roosting and feeding near the waters’ edge, the diet of this species consists largely of clams, mussels, and algae when wintering and staging in marine and estuarine habitats. More

Emperor goose - Dictionary Definition and Overview = Emperor \Em"per*or\, n. The sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; - a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Austria; the emperor or Czar of Russia. Emperor goose (Zol.), a large and handsome goose ({Philacte canagica), found in Alaska. Emperor moth (Zol. More

The Emperor Goose Anser canegieus has rarely been seen in the wild by ornithologists because its breeding grounds are confined to a small area in the far west of Alaska and the far east of Siberia The photograph shows a nest site on the flat open wastes of the Alaskan tundra, and it also nests on coastal marshes and islandsWater Birds - Parts 3 by Saronkorn Seuyouyong / Pets and Animals communityThe hoped-to-see list in Alaska includes the Bristle-thighed Curlew, McKay's Bunting, Smith's Longspur, Red-legged More

head and black throat, the Emperor Goose is intermediate in size between Snow Goose and Ross’s Goose, its close relatives. A short, thick neck, smallish head, and short bill contribute to its heavy-bodied appearance. The Emperor Goose breeds along the Bering Sea coastline in Alaska and Siberia and winters south to Kamchatka, the Aleutians, and the Gulf of Alaska, with small numbers regularly straying farther south along the Pacific Coast as far as California. More

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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Chen
Species : canagica
Authority : (Sevastianov, 1802)