Branta ruficollis (Pallas, 1769) - Red-breasted Goose

Subspecies in India


 

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Branta ruficollis - Red-breasted Goose


This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetland and grasslands of tundra as well as the coastal regions. It is migratory, breeding in Russia and Azerbaijan, and wintering in India, Afghanistan, Republic of Korea, Greece, Latvia, Germany, Sweden, and Cyprus. It congregates in large flock during migration and gets dispersed into small flock on its wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2017).
 
Conservation Status:


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining and the current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and also climate change. Another major threat is hunting for food (BirdLife International 2017).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Branta ruficollis (Pallas, 1769) – Red-breasted Goose. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/branta-ruficollis, accessed 2024/06/25.