Aleutian Cackling geese breed exclusively on a small number of Aleutian Islands (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1991). Nesting areas are located on grassy hillsides, along streams, in marshes and lagoons, and on rugged sea cliffs cut by watercourses where grasses and sedges grow in profusion (Murie 1959, Jones 1963, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1980).
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