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Species:

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

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Length (cm):
75-90
65-78
Wingspan (cm):
147-180
130-165
Weight (gram):
2100-4300
1800-3100
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Large, pale grey goose with bulky body and thick neck. Bill pink to orange (carrot-like), without any dark markings. Almost giving the impression of being "false". Uniform colour of body. Light grey forewing stands out in flight. Pink legs.

Sound:

Various cackling and honking sounds "gaiiiaia-ga-ga". Typically the first syllable is accented, and given with a register break into higher pitch (at 0:18 in recording).

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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CC-sound:brickegickel, Licence,Link.

Appearance:

Orange legs and all pink bill without markings. Adults with white bill base and black markings on belly. Juveniles lacking those characters. Body shape and head more angular than other geese. Could be confused with Lesser White-fronted Goose, but Lesser have an obvious yellow eye-ring, and much more white around bill base. Wings more narrow than other grey geese.

Sound:

Similar to Bean- and Greylag Goose, but higher pitched, more musical, often disyllabic and with a laughing quality. Far from as high pitched as Lesser White-fronted Goose.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

CC

Sounds:Recorded by Volker Arnold,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

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Several different sounds of the species

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