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Ross’s Goose: here’s the scoop

threats

Climate change and severe weather have caused habitat shifting and alteration.

Species

Ross’s Goose

Scientific name

Anser rossii

Habitat

Breeds on low arctic tundra and on islands in shallow lakes. Winters in agricultural fields and shallow wetlands.

Diet

Feeds on grasses, sedges, and grain.

life expectancy

20 – 25 years

Did you know?

This species has undergone a large and statistically significant increase over the last 40 years in North America equating to a 8900% increase over 40 years!

Range

Canada, United States, and Mexico

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant