RED-BREASTED GOOSE (Branta ruficollis) - ©E.J. Peiker/EJPhoto.com
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 the small goose from predators such as the Arctic Fox. It winters in south eastern Europe. It is a rare vagrant to Great Britain and other western European areas, where it is sometimes found with Brent Goose flocks.
As it is not clear to what extent the known population fluctuations in this species and given the worsening outlook for the species as a whole, the Red-breasted Goose is uplisted from a species of Least Concern to Endangered status in the 2007 IUCN Red List.
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