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Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), Hula valley, Winter/1982-3

This image below is of 2 out of 4 Red-breasted Geese which stayed in Ayelet HaShahar, Hula valley, in December-February 1982-3 (Hoter Eli, Ephraim Zaterman et al.).
There are only 6-7 records of this species in Israel, last one being in winter 2002.

The image was taken by Martin Meir, and was scanned to digital format (hence, the quality):

 Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) 
 Hula valley, Dec-1982 

We would like to thank Oz Horin for provding the photograph, and to Amir Ben-dov for coordinating.