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Title: First record of Red-breasted goose Branta ruficollis in the Maltese Islands
Authors: Sultana, Joe
Keywords: Branta
Birds -- Malta
Geese -- Malta
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Birdlife Malta
Citation: Sultana, J. (2010). First record of Red-breasted goose Branta ruficollis in the Maltese Islands. Il-Merill, 32, 46.
Abstract: The breeding population of Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis is found in Siberian tundra, mainly restricted within the Taymyr peninsula. It is highly migratory and winters mostly around the Black Sea (particularly in Bulgaria and Romania) and to a lesser extent around the Caspian, with some birds reaching SE Europe (Greece and Turkey). In Italy It has been recorded more than 30 times, including once in Sicily in January 1992, whose origin is uncertain. The first sighting of these birds in Malta was in December 2011
Appears in Collections:Il-Merill : issue 32 : 2010
Il-Merill : issue 32 : 2010

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