French: Bernache à cou roux German: Rothalsgans Spanish: Barnacla cuelliroja
lower Ob, Siberia
Siberian tundra, almost entirely within Taymyr Peninsula, also in Gydan and Yamal Peninsulas. Winters in SE Europe and SW Asia, mainly on N & W coasts of Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
53–56 cm; male 1200–1625 g, female 1058–1130 g; wingspan 116–135 cm. Unmistakable. Chestnut-red patches on head-sides, foreneck and breast,... read more
Hisses in aggression and short, staccato disyllabic honking, with second syllable slightly longer... read more
Dry shrub and lichen-covered tundra, with vegetation of dwarf birch (Betula) and willows... read more
Food and feeding
Essentially vegetarian; leaves, stems and green parts of grasses, sedges and some aquatic plants, particularly in winter, complemented with... read more
Starts Jun, with laying in second half of month, hatching mainly from mid Jul and fledging in late Aug/early Sept. In loose groups usually... read more
Highly migratory, following narrow migration corridor; departs breeding quarters in Siberian... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Breeding range incompletely known, but extends over at least 500,000 km²; in winter limited to < 50,000 km². Breeding range reported to be... read more
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