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Species:

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

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Length (cm):
58-70
75-90
Wingspan (cm):
132-145
147-180
Weight (gram):
1300-2200
2100-4300
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

A medium sized, black and white goose. Black breast, white cheeks and forehead. Differs from the much bigger Canada Goose by the black breast. At distance the white head can be difficult to see, and the strong contrast between the black breast and the light belly is the best character to tell it apart from Brent Goose.

Sound:

Voice: Quite vocal. Contact call a short yapping, barking sound like a small dog. Also other lower, grunting sounds when grazing.

Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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Sounds:Recorded by Jarek Matusiak,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

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).

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

Featherbase

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CC-sound:brickegickel, Licence,Link.

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Several different sounds of the species

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