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The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.

A Jean Baptiste Colbert Quotation

Emperor Goose on nest (orange head [usually white])

Emperor Goose on nest:(orange head): Have you seen this bird?

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Emperor Goose

The Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) is a species of goose. The Emperor Goose is a small stocky goose found in Alaska and nearby parts of Russia.

Breeding: They breed on coastal tundra, laying 3–7 eggs in a ground nest. The Emperor Goose breeds primarily in western Alaska, and in Russia flanking the Bering Strait.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 18 inches Wingspan: 43 inches
• Sexes similar
• Small coastal goose
• Gray body with black and white feather edging
• White tail
• Orange legs and feet

Adult:
• White head and nape
• Pink bill
• Black throat

Similar species:
Gray body with black and white feather edging is distinctive.

Food: Emperor geese feed on seaweed, eelgrass, algae, beach rye, beach pea, sandwort, grasses and sedges, crowberries, mollusks and crustaceans found in intertidal areas, salt marshes and tundra meadows.

Population: Alaska’s emperor goose population declined greatly from 139,000 in 1964 to 42,000 in 1986.

 

 

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.

A Jean Baptiste Colbert Quotation

 

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