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Species:

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

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Length (cm):
58-70
41-49
Wingspan (cm):
132-145
68-74
Weight (gram):
1300-2200
571-608
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Crow-size

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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.

Contact call:

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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:

Male unmistakable with its stunning colours. Broad, white eyestripe from bill to nape, and two conspicuous wing sails. Large head, compact body and long tail. Female and juvenile also distinct, but may easily be confused with Wood Duck. Differs from this by "clear cut" base of bill without wedges, less white around eye, paler head and coarser white markings on flanks. Juveniles similar to female, but browner and duller. Often perches on branches and logs.

Sound:

Display call a thin, whistling and rapidly rising "hueessst, accompanied by deeper clappering sounds. Other sounds include a short and sharp, coot-like "ket", and a short "ack".

Male display:

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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

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CC-sound:Matthias Feuersenger, Licence,Link.

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Several different sounds of the species

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