Red Breasted Goose

Red Breasted Goose by the lake at Wingham Wildlife Park


The average size of this bird is between 53 and 56cm.

Habitat and Distribution

The main breeding sites for this species are in Northern Russia, and it will emigrate over the winter to Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Ukraine and Romania.


The average lifespan of this species is around 15 years.


These birds will feed on a variety of grasses but also eat a large amount of seeds when they are available.

Groups and Breeding

These birds live in large flocks.