Red-breasted Goose

Branta ruficollis

Armenian Name: Կարմրախածի սագ
Species Status: Endangered Species - Species of Special Concern
Red-breasted Goose

See Plate 16 for Red-breasted Goose and other similar species

Resident Status: Casual
Length:53-56 cm, Wing Span:116-135 cm
Distribution Map: Map 67.
Description: In flight, shows dark upper belly contrasting with white lower belly and undertail coverts.
Adult: Black head with red-brown cheek outlined in white, red-brown breast, black upperparts and belly, white flank stripe and lower belly.Tiny bill.
Juvenile: Slightly paler overall; upperwing coverts with broader pale edging.
Behavior: Agile flight. Forages in steppe and crop fields.
Habitat: Fish ponds, lakes, steppe, cultivated fields.
Food: Vegetation, primarily grasses.