Breeds on low arctic tundra, on islands in shallow lakes. Winters in agricultural fields and shallow wetlands.Back to top
Entirely vegetarian; grasses, sedges, legumes, and domestic grains.Back to top
Nest a scrape in the ground lined with plant material and down feathers.
|Clutch Size:||2-6 eggs|
|Egg Description:||White, usually stained during incubation.|
|Condition at Hatching:||Covered with down and eyes open. Leaves nest within 24 hours of hatching and has the ability to swim and feed.|
Grazes on grass.Back to top
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