Emperor Goose

A dark goose with a white head, this species breeds near the coast in the Arctic tundra and winters in family parties on rocky shores and islands. It feeds on a mixed diet that includes green plants, seaweed, and shellfish.

• NEST A hollow lined with down and moss.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds on coastal tundra of Alaska and N.E. Siberia. Winters as far south as W. USA and Kamchatka.

• REMARK The head and neck are sometimes stained orange by iron salts in the water in which the birds dip for food.

Juvenile

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Migration Migrant

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Migration Migrant

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