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    Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) The Red-breasted Goose breeds in Arctic Europe, often close to nests of large birds of prey, such as Peregrine Falcons. This helps to protect the small goose from predators such as the Arctic Fox. It winters in south eastern Europe. It is a rare vagrant to Great Britain and other western European areas, where it is sometimes found with Brent Goose flocks. the Red-breasted Goose is uplisted from a species of Least Concern to Endangered status in the 2007

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lovely colors, I admire so much the nature, like here when it delicately gives a golden "hair" to this bird, topping more brilliant shades of colors.

a girl never tells her secrets. She keeps them tucked away under her downy feathers: quote by cee anne lei.

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