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Swan Goose Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Anser cygnoides
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Anseriformes
  • Range

    The swan goose can be found throughout southeastern Russia, Mongolia, China North Korea and South Korea.

  • Habitat

    The species lives on steppe wetlands, lakes and fast-flowing rivers.

  • Niche

    The swan goose feeds primarily on plants, grazing on land for grasses and sedges.

  • Life History

    Females lays 5-10 eggs, which are incubated for a month before hatching.

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